Dont you just know Bellicheck rigged the turf somehow?
unrelated: I’ll be afk for a bit, gotta run to the store, out of tinfoil for the hat. You know you have to refresh weekly with a new layer right?
I think a lot of the media leaks are the result of posturing and public relations from both sides. I know Ian Rapoport is in contact with Cam's agent Bus Cook because I've seen him break news releases from Gus in the past. Agents are usually one of the "anonymous sources" that break news leaks.
Ultimately it comes down to what will be the best situation for both sides. And I don't think that can be answered in 3 months. That's why I think the Panthers sign Cam to a 1 year extension as a compromise. That way they can have extra time to evaluate and he won't have to assume all of the risk of playing on a lame duck deal with no guaranteed money.
Tepper has stressed patience so I expect him to be patient in deciding who he wants his QB to be for the next 3-5 years.