Ron Rivera won’t address QB controversy questions after latest Kyle Allen win
Kyle Allen on Sunday led the Carolina Panthers to their fourth consecutive win, and questions continue to pile up about what the team will do when Cam Newton is fully recovered from his foot injury. For the time being, head coach Ron Rivera is not going to address those questions.
Following his team’s 37-26 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London, Rivera was asked if there is a potential quarterback controversy brewing. He offered a very simple response.
Rivera- “Our quarterback that’s playing for us is Kyle…” Rivera said they are not going to speculate or deal with the question about who their starting QB is. Cam is still rehabbing and Rivera said they will deal with that question when they have to.
— Tiffany Blackmon (@tiffblackmon) October 13, 2019
The Panthers have a bye in Week 7, and it’s unclear if Newton will be ready to return to practice next week. What we do know is that he is not going to play until he is 100 percent healthy, and Allen’s performance has, at the very least, given Carolina the luxury of not having to rush anything.
Allen has thrown seven touchdowns and no interceptions through four games. While he has not been lighting the stat sheet on fire, the former undrafted free agent is consistently putting the Panthers in position to win. One report on Sunday indicated Allen might keep the starting job even when Newton is cleared, and that will almost certainly be the case if Carolina continues to win.