Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart: “I’ll Be Shocked If I’m Traded This Weekend”
The Drive Thursday 4-26-12-Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart talks with the Drive about the Draft tonight, his future with the Panthers, and he talks some calls to answer your questions.
Stewart has always wanted to be an NFL superstar, and his NFL Draft night was special being with his friends and family watching ESPN to see the results. Even with his toe injury, the Carolina Panthers called him up and was picked by the Panthers as the second running back in the draft behind McFadden.
As a Panthers fan, Jonathon Stewart trusts in his coaches to pick the right guys and its up to them to mold the guys to become professional players in the league. In the offseason, Stewart tries to not dive into football and “keep his sanity” by not thinking about football when he doesn’t need to.
Going into the 2012 season, Stewart believes that they can make the Playoffs and hopefully the Super Bowl this year.
With D’Angelo Williams signing a new big contract, Jonathan Stewart was asked the big question by The Drive concerning if he would be traded by the Carolina Panthers. “For me, I feel real comfortable about the situation…Carolina is my home and as of right now it still stands.” He says that he’d be “shocked” if he was traded this weekend by the team.
Mike Tolbert has been added to the Panthers’ roster from the San Diego Chargers, but he won’t take away from Stewart and Williams play. He can play being the fullback, play the slot, or confuse the defense as to what he is actually going to do with the ball.
The first game against the Arizona Cardinals was the first time that Stewart felt that Cam Newton was legit. “He lost, but he wasn’t satisfied” Stewart says. “We’re playoff bound because we have a lot of players that have that same character.”