The Carolina Panthers had a disappointing NFL season following their astounding Super Bowl run against the Denver Broncos last year. However, it seems that some fans feel that the problems of the Cam Newton team exceed the gridiron demands. That is, the locker room atmosphere seemed to have been damaged as well due to the frustrations and difficulties faced by the team. Will a strong veteran presence with a proven leadership track record fix these issues?
The Dallas Cowboys are still hanging on to Tony Romo despite the fact that everyone in the league, the veteran quarterback included, already knows that Dak Prescott is the new leader of the Dez Bryant squad. Teams like the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills reportedly sniffing around a potential Tony Romo trade with the Jerry Jones squad. However, sources claim that the Carolina Panthers may be the best destination for the star.
Rumors are rife that the sheer talent of Cam Newton may no longer be enough to lead the Carolina Panthers to another Super Bowl run. Locker room politics and atmosphere reportedly affected the Greg Olsen team with everyone infected with the disappointment and frustration from their losses. Hence, fans feel that a positive influence in the locker room is highly needed. This is where a Tony Romo trade might come in handy.
Throughout the previous NFL season, Tony Romo has maintained that the younger stars like Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliot have his support. He also never hesitated to share his wisdom and expertise to the rookies. Will this approach work well with Cam Newton? Can Tony Romo mentor the young Carolina Panthers quarterback and help him finally take home a Super Bowl trophy? At this point, no official comment has been provided by the parties tagged in this NFL rumor.
For their part, the Carolina Panthers are doing their best to help Cam Newton recover from injuries. Head coach Ron Rivera also revealed that some changes might be implemented to better protect their quarterback from future injuries.
"I'd like to see him more flexible, especially through the shoulders because that seemed to be where he had a lot of his problems. Get that shoulder strength back up, get that shoulder flexibility back and continue to keep himself at a specific weight that he feels most comfortable at," Rivera shared of Cam Newton's progress.