I had the same thought. They had a super impressive winning streak going at one point this season. And after Cam went out for the year NOBODY expected them to do anything and they turn what could have been a wasted season into something respectable.
We might have to hit bottom again to rise back to being great again (see how Clausen years got us Cam)
It's really not. Tepper has said numerous times that he won't take mediocrity. As a Panthers fan, I'm happy with the decision. Ron made several dumb mistakes, including allowing our franchise QB to continue to play through significant injuries.
Saw the news and immediately thought about if this makes them less or more likely to win the rematch against us. In an ideal world that week 17 game with the Panthers doesn't matter... again.
Cam was done regardless. He has taken an absolute beating due to the NFLs refusal to treat him like every other QB in the league and protect him.
Cam is still salvageable. I'm a homer, but I do think he can come back. It won't ever be 2015 Cam, but it'll be better than whatever the hell 2018 and 2019 Cam was.
I would be absolutely shocked if Cam was a Panther next season. Not after the promise that Kyle Allen showed this season. And after how banged up Cam has been for the past few seasons.
Ron doesn't strike me as the type to bow down to Jerry Jones. But I have a feeling he's going to end up on another NFC East team. Probably the Giants because no one in their right mind would want to work for Dan Synder.
Giants would be smart to look at him if they fire Shurmur.