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Ron Rivera Is Fed Up With All The Cam Newton Questions

A closeup of Cam Newton throwing a pass during a Panthers game.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 02: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers drops back to throw a pass during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 02, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The biggest story involving the Carolina Panthers this week has to do with the health of Cam Newton. He's missed practice the last couple of days because he's nursing a foot injury.

Carolina is preparing to start Kyle Allen for Week 3. His last start came against the New Orleans Saints in 2018.

Due to all the uncertainty surrounding Newton, the majority of the questions that Ron Rivera has received from the media are in regards to his star quarterback.

Rivera has dealt with questions about Newton throughout the week. On Thursday, he decided to walk out of his press conference after speaking to the media for just under three minutes.

Walking out of a press conference isn't the best look for any coach. On the other hand, Rivera is most likely frustrated that every question involves the playing status of his quarterback.

At this point it's apparent that Newton won't be on the field this Sunday. He'd need a miraculous recovery to be active in time for kickoff.

Since Allen is most likely going to be the starter this weekend, West Virginia product Will Grier will be the backup quarterback.

Carolina and Arizona will kick off at 4 p.m. ET from State Farm Stadium.