Cam Newton free agency rumours: QB now open for signing as backup, report says


Ancient Carolina Panthers strategist Cam Newton is still in the free agent market and looking for a new home in the NFL. While the former MVP maintains he is fully healthy and ready to go, there don’t seem to be any starting opportunities in the league.

the Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Chargers picked up new callers in the 2020 NFL Draft and the New England Patriots seem comfortable moving forward with the quarterbacks they currently have in-house. Due to the current league landscape, Newton would be now open for signature as backup quarterback – but only if the situation is good.

“The thought process has always been that Newton wants to be a starter,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Thursday. “He wants to be a starter, former MVP, he should be a starter but the reality is there just aren’t any starting jobs available, so now – maybe a bit of a change in philosophy here – My understanding is that Cam Newton hasn’t ruled out taking a backup job in the right situation It remains to be seen where and when that will be, but obviously Newton is still unemployed and really only has two choices: take a potentially paramount backup work right now or waiting for another starter to get injured, which may or may not come.”

Newton, who turns 31 later this month, is the Panthers’ all-time leading passer – having thrown for 29,041 yards, 182 touchdowns and 108 interceptions in nine seasons. The former No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft was a three-time Pro Bowler, was named the league’s Most Valuable Player in 2015 and helped the Panthers qualify for Super Bowl 50 the same year. . He was stopped for the last two games of the 2018 season with a shoulder injury, then only played two games last season before a Lisfranc injury knocked him out for the year . Earlier this offseason, the Panthers made the decision to release their longtime signalman.

As for what a “main backup job” means, you have to imagine it would mean signing with a team that is unsure of its current starting quarterback. While the Patriots maintain they are not interested to Newton, they seem like an option as long as Newton is on the open market, just like the Washington Redskins – who are currently managed by his former head coach in Ron Rivera. Maybe Newton could reinvent himself in Jacksonville with the jaguars if Gardner Minshew struggles or even with the Los Angeles Rams if Jared Goff continues to decline. the Pittsburgh Steelers might be another option since they have already seen what Mason Rudolf and Devlin Hodges are capable of.

It’s always possible that Newton will wait for a starting job to open up, but that’s not guaranteed to happen. Either way, Newton has now reportedly changed his mind and is considering taking a backup job – if the situation is attractive enough.


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