A David Tepper move would be hedge the risk, minimize cost and reload for the future.
Cam will be over 30 with an ever building injury history and with a hefty future price tag. If rumors of other NFL teams want him, then you could say the most nonattached decision is trade him and stay the course with KA after this season is over.
Cam is who got me on this board after years of lurking. I was excited for us to get him. I want the best for him but at the same time I had to get out of my system that Panthers are my team, not a player.
The goal is winning the SB. It does not matter who the coach is, the roster, etc just win baby.
I want a winner and all of u that says us fans that want Allen over Cam say we are racists. I want a consistent playoff team every year and that has not happen since Newton has been here. He is too inconsistent year after year, heck every other game.
I don't know what the market value of a 5th year guy who had 3 down seasons and 1 decent season looks like. I'd assume we keep him around, as long as he wants to stay, for relatively cheap. Do it again, you re-sign him to a deal and let Short walk.