The Facts: The expectation is that the Panthers will attempt to trade Newton this offseason provided they can get a large deal to make it worth their while. In what could be the most active QB market in years, Newton -- if healthy -- could be the centerpiece.
Diehards Line: As NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported, Newton is having surgery this week on the Lisfranc injury to his foot, with the hope that he's healthy sooner rather than later. Newton, who put off surgery as long as he could, hopes to be fully able and ready by March when his future will be decided. Newton is due just $18.6 million for 2019, a cheap asset that Carolina hasn't ruled out holding onto if he can show he can be himself again. In today's game, nearly $19 million for a starting QB is not expensive.