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Cam Newton expected to pass physical in March, per sources

Assuming that Carolina keeps him around for 2020, Newton will continue to play it safe during his limited offseason.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Carolina Panthers Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

According to multiple reports, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will be completing a physical this March that will further evaluate where his health stands for the 2020 season.

Due to the nature of Cam’s injury, the former NFL MVP is wisely taking a limited approach to the offseason to ensure that he returns at one-hundred percent. Assuming that he passes his physical, Cam will be able to participate in team activities, which could be a probable sign that he remains as the franchise quarterback of the Panthers. No promises though, as there is still a chance that the Panthers could potentially shop him around in the free agency period.

The recent “controversial” comments from Panthers owner David Tepper suggested that Cam Newton’s health is the most important element that will determine whether Newton remains in a black and blue uniform this season.

While he did not directly state where the team’s direction is for the quarterback position, the Panthers are still directly working with Cam to get him back to where he needs to be. The recovery from his foot surgery is not a process that should be rushed through. We learned what happened last time this organization tried to rush Cam back to the field.

Long, deep sigh...

This seems like a positive sign in the right direction though. Hopefully, Newton will pass his physical with flying colors and continue his journey back to the field without any more setbacks or surprises.