Jump to content
Carolina Huddle
  • Hey There!

    Please register to see fewer ads and a better viewing experience:100_Emoji_42x42:

Doc Holiday

About this Cam Newton leaving talk...

Recommended Posts



Are you willing to give him an extension?

(that's what it may well take)

If so, how much?

  • Pie 1
  • Beer 1
  • Poo 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is a huge IF there, OP.

I could say, that allowing him to tank the start of this season was a pretty bad mistake, would we want to allow that to happen again? Not being certain that he can hold up puts you in a bad place to make the huge financial gamble.

He is only valuable to the team if he is healthy.

I feel like he has been paid plenty to hang out this year, via his contract that the team has honored. He is under that contract next year still, I do not see a good reason to give him a raise until he shows he can be worth it. Prove it next year. I wouldn't feel any differently if it were a WR, Luke, whoever.

Edited by stratocatter
  • Pie 1
  • Poo 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

Are you willing to give him an extension?

(that's what it may well take)

If so, how much?

See how he does next year, if healthy and comes back 100% give him a big contract with incentives to off set the injury risk. His play history when healthy has already proven to be worthy. It’s just a question if he can stay healthy.

  • Pie 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Doc Holiday said:

See how he does next year, if healthy and comes back 100% give him a big contract with incentives to off set the injury risk. His play history when healthy has already proven to be worthy. It’s just a question if he can stay healthy.

And if he's not willing to play on what's essentially a one year "prove it" deal, then what?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Doc Holiday said:

Cam when healthy is a top 10 if not too 5 QB in this league and that is rare enough that you don’t let him go when there is a chance for him to return to form.

end of discussion!

1) Allen has nothing to do with whether we keep Cam or not IMO.

which brings me to...

2)  The only reason we wouldn't retain Cam is if he isn't healthy at all, or if he may be healthy but refuses to play out his contract... When was the last time Cam finished a season as a top 5  - or really top 10 - QB?  2015.... that is a long time ago... 2016 was not a great year, and we all know how it went after that.  I don't know how you can give Cam an extension when he hasn't played healthy through a season in years - perhaps Cam would take an extremely team-friendly extension but I kind of doubt it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

Are you willing to give him an extension?

(that's what it may well take)

If so, how much?

That might be the sticking point. I would be, but only if it's heavily incentive based. If he returns to health and performs, game and performance based bonuses would pay him like an elite QB. If he didn't, built in protections would keep the Panthers' from being in cap hell.

The big question is, would Cam and his agent be willing to agree to such a contract?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As a running QB who is aging and likely doesn’t have his run threat anymore it’s likely Cam is not the QB everyone is thinking of we’ve had in the past. Add to the fact we still don’t know if his shoulder can last a full season and is fixed. So if he goes to another team we don’t really know if it will be a mistake.

We absolutely have to draft a QB round 1. 
 

I can’t believe Cam really has any trade value that makes him not worth keeping. With that in mind, I absolutely think the Panther should hold on to him and see what he has training camp next year.

The problem will be does Cam really want to risk playing on a one year deal? If he can’t come back and play well he misses out on money another team would likely give him on a contract. Is he willing to take that risk? Does he really want to be here in Charlotte and give that up? No one knows.

I can’t imagine Tepper cutting Cam if Cam is willing to play out his last year and not get salty about it. I think that is the only foreseeable mistake this franchise could make and judging from Tepper’s comments I don’t think it’s likely.

  • Pie 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Doc Holiday said:

See how he does next year, if healthy and comes back 100% give him a big contract with incentives to off set the injury risk. His play history when healthy has already proven to be worthy. It’s just a question if he can stay healthy.

You will not know if he is 100% until he plays a full season and plays it well. He looked great for the first half of 2018 and then his shoulder got to him. The last thing we need is to be stuck with Cam on a contract who can only play half a season. I’m all for keeping him but another contract shouldn’t come (if it does) until early 2021. I have no idea if Can would be OK with that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, onmyown said:

We absolutely have to draft a QB round 1. 

No we don't. I'd probably feel differently if we had the #1 overall pick, but with a likely mid-1st rounder you absolutely do yourself no favors reaching out of desperation on a QB if the right guy isn't there.

  • Pie 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, LinvilleGorge said:

That might be the sticking point. I would be, but only if it's heavily incentive based. If he returns to health and performs, game and performance based bonuses would pay him like an elite QB. If he didn't, built in protections would keep the Panthers' from being in cap hell.

The big question is, would Cam and his agent be willing to agree to such a contract?

I don't know if you'll get anything in trade when teams believe you're ready to part with him.

I do believe there are probably other teams out there who might be willing to offer him a longer term and/or more guaranteed money than we would. They just might be waiting for us to cut him so they don't have to give up anything via trade.

And if that's the case, if you're Newton, why would you take the chance of playing out a one year deal here with minimal guarantees and possibly getting injured again (especially behind the kind of offensive lines we've been fielding)?

What it boils down to is cross purposes.

Playing on a one year contract with minimal guarantees is not a good deal for Newton, especially when you figure this is his last contract.

Offering an extension with guaranteed money to a quarterback who hasn't been healthy for three years now (and is questionable going forward) is not a good deal for the Panthers.

For this to happen, someone has to cave, and both sides have very good reasons why they shouldn't.

Edited by Mr. Scot
  • Pie 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Theres no way in hell Cam sits out next year. He has to play at least 6 games to accrue a season, so if he sits out he will still be under contract. You let him play on his current contract and work on an extension during the season if he is truly healthy

  • Pie 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Mr. Scot said:

I don't know if you'll get anything in trade when teams believe you're ready to part with him.

I do believe there are probably other teams out there who might be willing to offer him a longer term and/or more guaranteed money than we would.

And if that's the case, if you're Newton, why would you take the chance of playing on a one year deal here with minimal guarantees and possibly getting injured again (especially behind the kind of offensive lines we've been fielding)?

What it boils down to is cross purposes.

Playing on a one year contract with minimal guarantees is not a good deal for Newton, especially when you figure this is his last contract.

Offering an extension with guaranteed money to a quarterback who hasn't been healthy for three years now (and is questionable going forward) is not a good deal for the Panthers.

For this to happen, someone has to cave, and both sides have very good reasons why they shouldn't.

I agree. It's a sticky situation.

I'm honestly not sure what the CBA dictates in this situation, but with Cam going into the final year of his contract, what would happen if the two sides couldn't come together and the Panthers couldn't get the trade value they wanted? Let's say the Panthers say you're under contract and you're playing for us or no one and Cam opts for no one and sits out there year. Would he then be a FA or would the Panthers still retain his rights for one year. Basically, I wonder if Cam could sit out a year and return in '21 as a UFA?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...