Are there better fits for Cam Newton in 2021?
Cam NewtonThe first year of with the New England Patriots did not go as planned. Bill Belichick’s men won’t be in the playoff picture for the first time since 2008 and their stranglehold on the AFC East is ultimately more than a year away from perennial Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady leaving the franchise.
It was always going to be a tough campaign for the Patriots and Cam Newton. COVID-19 disengagements have decimated their defense roster, and their lack of desire to improve weapons in the passing game is something else that has come back to haunt them.
Newton was signed late in the day by New England almost three months after being released by the Carolina Panthers. the 2015 NFL Most Outstanding Player also contracted COVID-19 at a time when real momentum was starting to build and such has been the player’s lack of production in recent weeks, it has thrown his future with the organization into question.
The player himself said he didn’t want his end of career on this low note. But here are four best options for Newton in free agency if a new deal with the Patriots doesn’t materialize.
New York Giants
There seem to be lingering doubts about Daniel Jones and his ability to lead the Giants forward. A lot of eyebrows were raised when New York selected him with their 2019 first-round pick and you could argue they’ve been more productive without him lately.
If the Giants are looking for a veteran to steady the ship and get Jones out of the line of fire, then Newton would be high on the shortlist. Putting the former Auburn sensation in a backfield that will also benefit from returning running back Saquon Barkley would be a tantalizing proposition that would be a nightmare to stop.
New York would no doubt seek advice from James Bradberry before pulling the trigger, with the cornerback being a Newton teammate during their time in Carolina.