Cam Newton's backup is showing love for the superstar QB after heading to injured reserve for the rest of the season ... with Kyle Allen praising Cam for being a great leader, despite his challenges.
The 30-year-old had been dealing with a nagging foot injury since the preseason ... and his 2019 campaign officially came to an end on Tuesday when the Panthers placed him on IR.
Allen -- who has done a solid job in 6 games without Newton -- showed major love for #1 following the news, saying "I watched this man do everything in his power to come back from his injury."
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"I watched him lead and be a great teammate day in day out. Thank you for setting the example. We got you."
Newton clearly appreciated the statement and responded with a nice comment saying, "Here for you my killa!!"
Of course, there have been rumblings that Carolina could part ways with Cam after this season ... given he's due at least $18 million in 2020 if he's on the roster. If the Panthers cut Newton, they'd be able to free up a bunch of cap space.
Allen's been taking advantage of his opportunity, throwing for 9 TDs and only 4 INTs and leading the Panthers to a 5-3 record as the starter.