The Carolina Panthers have decided to sit Cam Newton with two games to go.

Newton has been dealing with shoulder issues and wide receiver Jarius Wright admitted that defenses knew the quarterback couldn't physically throw the ball far down field.

"It keeps guys on their toes now," Wright said. "It's funny because some of the (opposing defensive backs) actually tell us on the field, 'We're not scared of y'all going deep. Cam won't.' They've actually mentioned that multiple times."

"Just having [Taylor Heinicke] out there keeps everybody on their toes."

Heinicke has attempted five NFL passes, two of which were Hail Mary attempts he came on for this season because Newton couldn't.