It’s becoming increasingly likely that Cam Newton will miss Sunday’s game in Glendale against the Cardinals as Newton did not practice on Thursday. If he does not make the start Sunday it will be former Arizona High School standout Kyle Allen Getting the nod at QB.
This game is a winnable one for the Cardinals so if the Panthers backup does draw in is that a good thing for the Cardinals? An argument can be made that a 100 percent Kyle Allen would make a Cardinals victory less likely. Just look at some numbers…
Cam Newton’s 2019 has been pretty abysmal. His passer rating (71) and QBR (23.1) are career lows and we all watched him miss some pretty pedestrian throws in the week two loss at home to the Bucs. His possible replacement however was actually impressive in his short stint under center in 2018. Kyle Allen started in week 17 and won on the road in New Orleans. He threw two touchdowns and did not turn the ball over and that was good enough for a passer rating over 100. Kyle Allen is not going be like Trevor Siemian in New York or Teddy Bridgewater in New Orleans, He’s actually proven in his short time under center that he can compete.
The Cardinals have a lot of positives after two weeks and the Panthers are clearly a mess after the first two weeks of the season. Their Head Coach was so fed up he walked off after only two minutes of talking to media on Thursday.
Cam Newton is not the same QB that rocked the Cardinals in the NFC Championship game a few years ago and not playing against him Sunday is a bad break for the Cardinals who are liking to turn all this positivity into a win.