It's not the best time to be a Carolina Panthers fan. Aside from Christian McCaffrey, this team doesn't have much to look forward to.
After it was announced the Panthers would be parting ways with head coach Ron Rivera on Tuesday, reports are emerging on Wednesday that quarterback Cam Newton, who is already out for the season, will undergo foot surgery.
If that doesn't tell you his time in Carolina is done, we don't know what will.
With the Panthers clearly moving in a different direction under new owner David Tepper, it's hard to believe Newton, who played in just two games this year and has a record of 23-23 over the past four seasons, will be starting for the team in 2020. Injury troubles hindered him the past two years, and now there's no telling how effective he'll be the next time he's able to get back on the field.
The good news for Newton is that his fate isn't sealed yet, and if the Panthers do pull the plug, there will be plenty of suitors for the former NFL MVP.
But right now, his focus is getting back to full strength, because it's been a long few years for the veteran.