Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is banking on quarterback Cam Newton being absolutely ready to play in the season opener after rehabbing from his shoulder surgery on March 30th.
With a week to go before the big opener against the 49ers, Rivera said “I think he’s ready.”
“You wish he’d had a few more snaps and played a little bit earlier in the preseason so we’d have more to go on. But what we saw, we liked.
“We liked how everything seems to be meshing together as an offense. We’ll see how it goes as we continue to work this week.”