Rivera has proven he virtually his no ability to sit Cam Newton. He couldn't throw last year down the stretch. Ron played him every week. He was hurt this year. Ron played him.
I mean look at year's past. Cam broke his back during the week and all Ron could muster was getting Cam to miss the game the week of the incident.
Ron has always viewed them as a tandem in Carolina. Forever linked. People also got to remember Ron is old school. Ron has always let Cam do what Cam wants. Simple as that. Only reason we are seeing Allen is because of Cam. His choice. Ultimately his choice when he returns.