Newton just put out another post on social media, which included the operative phrase: “No need for feelings ever to be in the same place as business.”
Newton seemed angry two days ago (it only feels like a month) when the Panthers announced he had permission to seek a trade. He quickly fired back that he hadn’t asked for one.
Because league rules complicate him taking a physical for another team, the most likely result is that he’ll be released.
While he wanted a contract extension, the Panthers weren’t going to give him one coming off a pair of season-ending injuries. It must have become obvious this wasn’t going to end well, so they agreed to a three-year deal with Teddy Bridgewater to replace him.
Given that lack of leverage, a trade seems unlikely, especially after the Bears dealt for Nick Foles, taking a destination away.
Now the only question becomes when the former MVP becomes a former Panther.