Coach Ron Rivera said he does not expect to use the read option "any more than we've done in the past."
Cam Newton completed 4-of-10 passes for 42 yards and an interception in Saturday's preseason game.
GM Dave Gettleman said the Panthers will continue to encourage Cam Newton to run with the football.
Panthers signed QB Cam Newton to a five-year, $103.8 million contract extension.
The Panthers are closing in on a contract extension with Cam Newton.
ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton believes Cam Newton will not sign an extension before the summer.
The Charlotte Observer reports the Panthers have opened extension talks with Cam Newton.
Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said at the Combine that he recently met with Cam Newton, and he's "as healthy as he's been for a long time."
Panthers GM Dave Gettleman reiterated that he sees Cam Newton as his franchise quarterback.
Cam Newton completed 23-of-36 passes for 246 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's Divisional Round loss at Seattle.
Cam Newton completed 18-of-32 passes for 198 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Panthers' 27-16, Wild Card win over the Cardinals, adding 35 rushing yards on seven attempts.
Cam Newton completed 10-of-16 passes for 114 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions in the Panthers' division-clinching, 34-3, Week 17 win over the Falcons, adding 51 rushing yards and another touchdown on six carries.
Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Cam Newton (back) emerged from Sunday's win healthy.
Cam Newton completed 18-of-31 passes for 201 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Panthers' Week 16 win over Cleveland, adding 12 carries for 63 yards and an additional score.