Cam Newton will start against WFT, Matt Rhule did not rule out playing P.J. Walker



Cam Newton will start for the Panthers against the Washington Football Team and his former coach, Ron Rivera.

Carolina head coach Matt Rhule confirmed to reporters on Friday that 32-year-old “will take the first snap,” but P.J. Walker may also play. 

“We’ll have both guys up, ready to play and we’ll probably play both of them,” Rhule said, per the Charlotte Observer

Rhule had said earlier in the week that they were “trending” towards having Newton start, and per the Observer, Newton had been given first-team reps. His return to Carolina was a highly welcomed one last week and he didn’t waste any time finding the end zone. He scored two touchdowns in his first two plays against Arizona, despite Walker starting. Newton was subbed in during red-zone situations.

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