Don Wright / AP  Luck returned for this season to throw 39 touchdowns, the second of his career during a 10-6 regular season.
"When you make a decision, it starts here … you'll keep your options open as much as possible," said Carpets in his first sit-down interview since the end of July to buy the team to $ 2,275 billion. "And you will put yourself in a position to win. Not a position to lose, but a position to win.
"It means keeping your options open and trying to have as much space as you possibly can."
The Pantheres who lost seven of their last eight games to the end 7 -9, currently has about $ 25 million in cap space. It is at the bottom of the league.
They can clear another $ 7.2 million in space by releasing left tackle Matt Kalil, who missed the 2018 season with a knee injury with a June 1 designation. They could recreate another $ 3.5 million in space by dismissing Nickelback Captain Munnerlyn.
Offensive coordinator Norv Turner and coach Ron Rivera have said the uncertainty about Newton's shoulder has created a "feelings of urgency" in the quarterback position, whether that means depending on an unconscious talent like Kyle Allen, an undrafted rookie leading Carolina for a 33-14 victory over New Orleans in the finals season, signing a veteran or by use a high draft a quarterback, remains seen.
Signing a veteran could force the mortgages to reduce the cost of other positions.
Among the veteran options are Philadelphia's Nick Foles, New Orleans, Teddy Bridgewater, Tyrod Taylor, and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Foles and Bridgewater are looking to start jobs.
"Hopefully, Cam's shoulder is great, right? And we're hunky dory, all great," said Carpets. "If that is not the case, you may need more cap space. You may need to go out and find someone. If you don't, write what a dope we are here. Why did we make these other moves?" 19659002] "Think about it. You will keep your options open, put you in the best position you can win and I will speak again in the long run. & # 39; & # 39;  Carpets said Newton's shoulder became a problem after a 21-victory match in Philadelphia got the record at 4-2, was one of the many factors that convinced him to keep Rivera and General Manager Marty Hurney after the second half collapse.
"As Cam's shoulder got worse, it made it much harder to win," Carpets said. "Don't know what the coaches can do about it."
"People get hurt in football and what we have to do is keep our options open, just in case. Cam Newton is a guy we're going to be addicted to. He's a talent. But it would be foolish to say you do not have any awareness of possible things that could happen during the year. & # 39; & # 39;