The New England Patriots have elected to give the reigns to rookie quarterback Mac Jones after the team released quarterback Cam Newton yesterday morning, ahead of Tuesday’s 4:00p.m. ET roster cut deadline.
The 2020 season was not a bright spot for Newton, and judging by his work ethic and social media posts – he still believes he has something left in the tank.
Which teams should pursue Cam Newton? Comment below and let’s run through different teams, scenarios, and outlook!
I’d say the Giants. Gettleman is still there and Jones’s hold on the starting job seems shaky. Seems like that would be his best chance to play this year unless he waits until someone gets hurt.
Before they claimed Will Grier, I would have said Dallas. They were in desperate need of a capable backup in case Dak would have to be sidelined. I’ve seen reports suggesting the Jets could be a destination, but I don’t like that for Zach Wilson. Some teams that come to mind that could use a backup are Tennessee and Atlanta. But I do think his days as a starting quarterback are over barring injuries.
Hard to see him anywhere at the moment with the vaccination stuff and his need to be a starter - just based off of QB needs then probably WFT (unlikely w/Rivera), Texans or maybe even the Colts..clutching at straws tbh!
The WFT could be a good fit with Ron Rivera or he could wait it out for a injury and slide in somewhere.
Denver. They need a quarterback. If they don't sign him, time to seriously consider retirement.
Time to retire. The skill sets that ands Cam unique are in his rear view at this point.