Cam Newton Will Not Be Traveling With Panthers To Arizona This Sunday

Kyle Allen

Ron Rivera Walks Out of Press Conference After Too Many Questions About Cam Newton (VIDEO)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers on Friday officially ruled quarterback Cam Newton out and named Kyle Allen the starter for Sunday's game in Arizona against the Cardinals.

Backup QB Kyle Allen will be starting for the team this Sunday, with Will Grier in the back-up slot.

"Cam was in meetings today", Rivera told reporters. He started the team's final game of 2018 after Newton was shut down with the shoulder issue.

Many rumors have been swirling that the star quarterback might be replaced by Colin Kaepernick, especially after comments from his agent insider analysts. Exhausted of questions about Newton's injury, Rivera walked out in the middle of his daily press conference earlier this week. "Let's talk about Arizona. If not, there's no reason for me to stand here". As expected though, the media wanted to know the most details they could surround Newton and his status. Both were at Texas A&M in 2015 and both transferred to other colleges within a few months of each other, Allen to Houston and Murray to Oklahoma.

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Newton was once a dynamic double threat who won the NFL MVP as he lead the Panthers to a 15-1 season and to Super Bowl 50.

The Panthers are winless, with the two losses coming by a combined nine points this season, and Newton hasn't thrown a touchdown this season.

Arizona has an 0-1-1 mark in its first season under coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Kickoff for this game between the Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals at 4 p.m. ET from State Farm Stadium.

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