Cam Newton Blasts Panthers on Instagram After Team Claims it Gave Him Permission to Seek Trade

Cam Newton called out the Panthers on Instagram after it was announced he's seeking a trade.
Cam Newton called out the Panthers on Instagram after it was announced he's seeking a trade. | Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The Carolina Panthers announced they've allowed superstar quarterback Cam Newton to seek a trade, as Matt Rhule looks to put his stamp on the team. However, Newton himself doesn't seem to be too thrilled with how the organization has handled things.

Newton took aim at the Panthers for trying to make it seem as if the decision to work out a trade for him was an amicable, mutual move. He claimed he never asked for a trade. He also accused Carolina of "manipulating the narrative" around him.

Newton, who played in just two games last year due to injury, has more than lived up to his billing after being picked No. 1 overall in 2011. With 34,000 total yards and 240 total touchdowns on the ground and in the air, Newton has an MVP and Super Bowl appearance to his name.

However, Cam's body has started to fail him in recent years, and the regime change has given the Panthers another excuse to part ways with him. However, the organization seems to have either misled or lied to Newton, as they made it seem like the trade decision was mutual, while Cam claims he has been forced into this.

With this latest development, it appears increasingly likely that the Panthers will move on from Newton in order to allow Rhule and Brady to select "their guy" at quarterback. The writing might have been on the wall in that regard, but Carolina apparently lying about it makes this situation even stickier.