The Carolina Panthers are moving on
While Carolina has plenty of intriguing weapons, none may be more intriguing than rookie WR Devin Funchess. Best of all, David Newton of ESPN reports that quarterback Cam Newton has taken the rookie under his wing.
"He has to learn at an accelerated rate, but I'm taking him up under my wing," Newton told ESPN after Friday's
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Newton continued when talking about Funchess' mindset on the field.
"He's a competitor," Newton said of the former Michigan star. "He's a guy that wants to be great. We talk often. I'm pretty much a person that he can trust and that I know I can trust when the game comes on the line. We just need to get him to 100 percent."
Could Funchess be the man to step up and fill Benjamin's shoes? That seems like a lot to ask for the rookie, but apparently Newton has plenty of confidence in him.