In the past few weeks, the New England Patriots have shot to the top of the draft-trade rumor mill. It all started when Bill Belichick traded a fourth-round pick to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a sixth-round selection. The Pats then sent a 2018 second-round pick to the Buffalo Bills for a 2018 fourth-round selection. That trade alone netted the Pats a 2018 first-round pick from the Titans. In a moment that shocked the football world, the Pats then cut their franchise quarterback, quarterback Tom Brady, and the offense hasn’t been the same since. The front office hasn’t been afraid to go after big-name players, either, including signing three big-name quarterbacks in a matter of months.
After playing in his first Super Bowl with the Carolina Panthers, the future Hall of Famer may not be so loyal. Though Newton signed a long-term extension with the Panthers last year, he may not want to remain in the North Carolina area for too long. One of the most marketable quarterbacks ever, Newton may be the second coming of the award-winning Steve Young. If that’s the case, then it may be difficult for the Carolina Panthers to find him a suitor after the team cut him.
Revisiting the signing of the New England Patriots quarterback, Cam Newton, via a three-year, $103 million deal. If you’re not familiar with the story, it goes something like this.
No one saw this coming, to be sure. Cam Newton has been dismissed by the New England Patriots, who reduced their roster down to 53 men on Tuesday after a back-and-forth quarterback struggle with Mac Jones. For the most of the summer, Newton seemed to be the favorite to earn the starting position, but Bill Belichick and crew named Jones as the Week 1 starter with the surprise cut.
Newton is now a free agent, which means he may sign with any club that is interested ahead of the 2021 season. Here are the three clubs that should be dialing Newton’s number right now.
Texans of Houston
Cam Newton, a former quarterback for the New England Patriots, watches a preseason game against the New York Giants | Mike Stobe/Getty Images
The Texans have the NFL’s most perplexing quarterback predicament heading into the 2021 season. Given his trade demand earlier this summer and the tangle of legal problems that still surround him, Deshaun Watson is unlikely to play another snap for the club.
As a result, the Texans are likely to open the season with veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Taylor started three straight seasons for the Buffalo Bills from 2015 to 2017, and he even made the Pro Bowl in his first year with the club. However, in the past three seasons, the dual-threat quarterback has only started four games and has thrown only two touchdowns.
To begin the season, rookie Davis Mills is slated to act as Taylor’s backup.
In 2021, Newton is a great fit for the Texans. He’s obviously superior than both Taylor and Mills, and it’s the only place where he’ll have a chance to play early in the season. Houston isn’t in contention for a postseason berth this season, so bringing in another 32-year-old quarterback may not be required. However, Newton is a better option than any other player on the Texans’ current roster.
Cowboys of Dallas
According to reports, the Dallas #Cowboys will conduct a thorough investigation into QB Cameron Newton’s sudden availability.
With more talent entering the market, especially today, we’ll take a look at everything.
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The Cowboys learned the hard way that having a capable backup quarterback on the roster every year is critical. Dallas finished the season 4-7 after Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle injury last autumn, missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season.
The Cowboys only have Cooper Rush on the active roster behind Prescott, who is injured to begin the 2021 season. If Prescott misses any more games this season, that won’t be enough. Dallas needs to contact Newton as soon as possible.
Newton clearly does not want to remain a backup at this stage in his career, but after being released by the Patriots, he is not in a position to demand a starting role. Is there a better backup job than the one in Dallas right now? The Cowboys begin the season with an electrifying collection of outside weapons and a freshly healthy offensive line.
Newton has the potential to fix Jerry Jones’ greatest issue and revive his Cowboys career.
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Raise your hand if you believe Carson Wentz can play all 17 games this season. Is there no one? Isn’t there a single hand in the air?
That’s all there is to it.
Wentz had foot surgery in the summer and was placed on the COVID-19 list less than two weeks before the season began. Sam Ehlinger is struggling with a knee ailment that will keep him off the field for at least five weeks, and he’s just not a reliable starter in the NFL.
Newton may give the Colts with yet another insurance policy.
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