Cam Newton next job might come in the form of a backup role. if that is the case, there are at least two teams that could very well use his services just in case their starters go down.
According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the Eagles seem like a perfect fit to acquire Newton due Carson Wentz’s injury history. Even though Wentz started 17 games in 2019 and played in his first playoff game, he did go down early with an injury and never returned.
The Carolina Panthers cut the quarterback on March 25 and interested teams can make their best offers for the 2015 NFL MVP.
“The Eagles should be thinking in these terms, too. No way they can go into the season with Nate Sudfeld behind Carson Wentz. Not with Wentz’s proclivity to miss games. Not with the stakes being this high for Philadelphia. Joe Flacco would make a helluva lot of sense, too, here. But if I can get Newton for, who knows, $7M a year? $10M? I’m doing it. Add in a voidable year or two to lower the cap hit. What am I missing here? Why wouldn’t a good team jump all over this?”
La Canfora then turned his attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers who probably make even more sense than the Eagles.
“The Steelers found out the hard way that Duck Hodges and Mason Rudolph are not the answer at QB anytime soon. They have a 38-year old franchise QB who looks like Yukon Cornelius and is coming off major elbow surgery and has taken a lot of hits over the years, and did not look good the 1.5 games he played last year. I’d be trying to get one of these guys behind him, ASAP, even in a cap crunch.”
Big Ben is not going to play forever and Cam is eight years younger than him, already battle tested, and is clearly better than any other QB they have on the roster.
Injuries cut Newton’s season short and he only had 572 passing yards and 1 interception.