Carolina Panthers Provide Update on Status of Cam Newton

It was a horrible week for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers but that's not going to stray their coaching staff. Newton has been given a vote of confidence and will be the starting quarterback moving forward in Carolina.

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule confirmed the news on Monday after Newton was benched for P.J Walker in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. Newton before he was benched had gone 5-for-21 with 92 yards and two interceptions. 

The Panthers now head to a bye week and when they return to face the Atlanta Falcons, it will be Newton under the helm for the Cats. Rhule had this to say to David Newton of ESPN:

I would absolutely anticipate starting Cam Newton. The) quarterback is only as good as the people around him, but he does have to make those people better.

So instead of benching Newton, Rhule went on to call out the other players around him. Interesting strategy for sure when the quarterback is 5-for-21 with two picks.

The Panthers fell to 5-7 overall and are 0-2 with Newton as the starter. Let's see what takes place in two weeks against the Falcons but if that performance falls short, we could see Newton back on the sidelines and not in the middle of the huddle.