Carolina Panthers: Kyle Allen will get another starting shot vs. Houston
The Carolina Panthers have decided who will start on Sunday.
It appears that the Carolina Panthers are rolling with quarterback Kyle Allen once again. According to multiple media reports, Cam Newton has been ruled out from Sunday’s game against Houston due to his lingering foot injury. As many of you saw on Sunday, Allen did a nice job of filling in for Newton in what was a much-needed win for the Carolina Panthers.
This is an interesting but not surprising turn of events. I find it interesting because they made this determination so early in the week. To me, this means that either he is not healthy whatsoever or they feel comfortable putting Allen out there. I don’t have a problem with it. They are going to ride the hot hand for now, and Allen certainly showed that he is capable of leading the team. At least with this announcement coming at the beginning of the week, Allen will have a full week of preparation.
I wonder how long this injury is going to last. In Allen’s case, this could be a springboard to the start of his NFL career. I am not saying that he is going to take over Newton’s job right away, but he did play well on Sunday. He definitely deserves this start, and I can’t wait to see what he does against Houston. Houston has a much tougher defense than Arizona, so it will certainly be a challenge. There is no doubt that he provided a spark to the Carolina Panthers. He was able to march them down the field promptly and efficiently. That’s what you need in today’s game of football.
In the meantime, I hope that Newton can heal quickly. Whatever your opinions are of him, it’s a terrible situation that he is hurt. Hoping this isn’t a long-term situation. However if it is, the Panthers certainly have a quarterback who has shown he can at least lead the Panthers to victory. Sunday will be a good test for Kyle Allen, and it will truly show if he could potentially be the Carolina Panthers quarterback of the future.
I don’t think this is gonna be a Drew Bledsoe–Tom Brady type of situation, but you never know. The National Football League is full of surprises. This is probably not how Allen envisioned getting his first significant action as a starting quarterback, but I’m sure he is grateful for the opportunity. One thing is for certain:He is farther ahead from where he was a year ago.