Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s disappointing season got even worse on Tuesday right before the NFL trade deadline passed. That’s because his offense, already among the bottom third in the NFL, no longer has his favorite weapon. On Tuesday, a surprising deal was announced as the Panthers traded wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills for a third-round and seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. ESPN first reported the move, which came moments before the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. The move is great for Buffalo quarterback Tyrod Taylor and the 5-2 Bills, who needed a boost offensively since they traded wide receiver Sammy Watkins before the season. However, it doesn’t do Newton any favors as the former Auburn standout commands a 5-3 team with an offense that ranks 23rd in points per game (18.5) and 21st in total offense (311).
Newton on Benjamin trade: 'Some things you will never understand'
SEC Country | Nov 1