What's wrong with Cam Newton? 

October, 17, 2012

Cam NewtonStreeter Lecka/Getty ImagesCam Newton is having a rough sophomore season for the Carolina Panthers.
Adam Schefter answers reader questions in his mailbag on Wednesdays during the NFL season. Got a query of your own? Submit it here.

Q: Russell Wilson just had his best game as an NFL quarterback. Is there any way the Seattle Seahawks don't trade Matt Flynn now? What other QBs could be on the block?

-- Derrick (New Hampshire)

A: They're not going to be looking to deal Flynn, Derrick. For starters, what value would Flynn have to another team right now? Nobody would give up much for a quarterback whom any team could have signed last offseason without trade compensation. Plus, Seattle needs a backup quarterback just in case Wilson gets hurt. And Wilson plays a certain style, running around, that exposes him to being hit a bit more than other quarterbacks, so Seattle has to be careful. There aren't a lot of quarterbacks on the block right now; maybe Matt Moore in Miami. But what team is bringing in a quarterback at midseason other than a desperate team? And this year there isn't a Carson Palmer holding out, demanding a trade. The quarterback activity should be pretty quiet.

Q: What is wrong with Cam Newton this season? It seems like he has regressed. It is just his weapons on offense or have teams found out how to game plan against him?

-- Lew (Kansas)