4 things Cam Newton and the Panthers must agree before 2022 return

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Cam Newton must accept there are no guarantees

Although the fans would love to see Cam Newton get a full offseason and start for the Carolina Panthers once again, the reality paints a far different story. The tape isn’t great where the quarterback is concerned lately despite the mitigating factors and teams haven’t exactly been banging down the door to secure his services over the last three offseason periods.

Newton is a reflective figure these days. Something that’s come with experience after one of the most memorable careers in Panthers franchise history.

However, in order for his return to become more realistic, Newton must accept there are no guarantees in this scenario.

Whether you like it or not, Darnold is in the driving seat and the Panthers are still on the hook for $18.85 million fully guaranteed on the final year of his deal. Influential figures within the organization also appear high on Matt Corral and it’s worth remembering that they only took two quarterbacks onto the roster in 2021.

The cards would be stacked against Newton initially. But the signal-caller remains highly passionate and motivated to resume his career and enjoy something of a renaissance before calling it a day.

This belief should serve him well. Even if the Panthers couldn’t guarantee anything before a potential agreement was reached.