Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera provided no further information on the starting quarterback Thursday, noting the team likely will have a decision on Newton by the end of the week.
Newton suffered a concussion on a second-half hit to the head in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
If Newton can't go, veteran backup Derek Anderson will make his first start since 2014. In two starts that year Anderson beat the Bucs twice.
The last time Anderson started a Monday Night Football game -- in 2010 with the Cardinals -- he did not fair well in a 27-6 blowout loss, but did provide the world with a classic postgame news conference: