Cam Newton still finds himself unemployed, and from everything that we're hearing, it's probably going to be a long time before he signs his next contract.
But why? Why did it team, like the New England Patriots, contact Newton early into the free agency? But no team seems eager to sign him.
I'm sure we all have our reasons.
I'm sure a lot of us all think we know the reason.
But we actually have No idea is the money is in health.
Are there actually no starting jobs out there? Is Dwayne Haskins really a better option for the Washington Redskins rather than Cam Newton? We've heard that Newton isn't back up material, but it seems to me that he would be a better starting option than Tyrod Taylor or Gardner Minshew.
So it's really puzzling why a former first overall pick, an M v p.
Can't find a job.
So many people have written about this ****yst have talked about this to death.
And yet here we are again, talking about Cam Newton and knowing maybe Onley half of the story.
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So do people really care about the rumors that seem to have absolutely no impact on the team? And that was sort of what was going through my head when I originally saw this report that Cam Newton had had some early discussions with the New England Patriots was read you a quick little thing here? It says early in the free agency Noone, released by the Carolina Panthers after nine seasons with the organization.
The All Pro quarterback hasn't received much interest from teams, and he's discovering that it will be tough.
Ah, it'll be tough to garner a starting gig for next season.
With that being said, Fowler revealed that the Patriots had conversations with Newton, seeing that he remains on sign.
Nothing materializing the prime and the preliminary talks on both sides. End quote.
So I Look, I guess my question is, is why is that a relevant story? And I mean, I maybe I'm being ridiculous here, but I don't understand the relevancy of the Patriots, but I'm sure the Patriot spoke to lots of free agents, you know.
Does this mean that possibly next season, the New England Patriots make a move and try to get Cam Newton like? That's where I'm at right now.
Like, what does this story have to do with anything? I don't know. Maybe I'm being a cynic.
Maybe I'm just being ridiculous.
I don't know what you want me to say, but that's kind of where I'm getting that with this.
Like what? What does it mean? And like, look, So look, let's start from the beginning, I guess.
Would Cam Newton be a good fit for the New England Patriots? And if he waas, why didn't they sign him? And both those answers really easing? Yes, he would be a good fit.
And I don't understand.
I'm gonna be honest with you guys. I don't understand.
The hate towards Cam Newton.
He's turned into like the most underrated quarterback in the NFL, even though he doesn't have a team right now.
Like the comments I'm seeing about the people who just despise.
No, he's not a patriot.
He's not a patriot.
Neither was Rob Gronkowski.
Are you gonna sit around and tell me that Gronk, in his little antics in the games that he played, was a fit for New England? Come on now.
Kyle Van Noy was very out spoken.
That's not New England.
Patriots are changing a little bit.
Man Ball Check is embracing a little bit of personality.
I would love Cam Newton on the Patriots guys in 2011 1st overall pick.
He was a rookie of the year.
He's a three time Pro Bowler and M V P and All Pro.
He brought Caroline into the Super Bowl.
Yeah, they lost the Super Bowl.
Dan Marino lost the Super Bowl.
One, not Dan Marino in his prime would be an absolute fit for the Patriots.
So look, I great.
Look, he was hurt in 2019.
He was hurt in 2019 2018 stats.
3300 yards, almost 34 24 touchdowns. 13 exceptions.
9% quarterback are completion percentage in 94.
2 quarterback rating.
He also rushed another 101 times for 488 yards and four touchdowns.
The average something like 5.
6 yards per runny, or 4.
6 yards per running.
He his runs average more than Sony Michelle's last season.
I'm not sitting here saying I have doubts and Jared stayed on when I would Rather Cam Newton.
Um, I don't know who would rather have seen Jared's didn't play yet.
Maybe in October I'll feel stronger one way or the other, but I can absolutely see Cam fit Cam Newton fitting the Patriots.
I only build balletic sat back.
Is that all? You know what after initial conversation, Don't like his attitude.
The problem with the Patriots is right now, even after after, you know, doing a contract extension with Patrick Chung.
Just to get this money.
The Patriots of $1.
3 million in cap space.
Do you really think that the Patriots could sign Cam Newton for $1 million That's why the Patriots inside the pages of the calf meets almost guarantee you he would sign with the paint they would.
They would assigned him.
Maybe I'm wrong.
Maybe I'm delusional, but I got no I got no issue.
And I'm not sitting here advocating for Cam Newton over Jared Stadium.
I don't want Patriot fans and Jared Stadium stands getting all upset with me and banging their fists.
Say we believe instead of that's not the point of the discussion here.
The point of the discussion people is that the Patriots apparently had reached out and spoken to Cam Newton.
At some point, they couldn't get a deal done.
So here we are today.
The reason they couldn't get a deal done with because the pages have no money.
That's my thing, because if the Patriots had no interest, if we believe the stories of Josh McDaniels not having face in Cam Newton, then they would have reached out to him that that's my pin again.
That's just my opinion.
Like I said at the top of the show, we're only getting pieces of stories and pieces of news.
We're not getting full stories, so if not the New England Patriots.
I think because of money, when will Cam Newton sign a contract? According to David Newton of ESPN.
Not any time soon, he wrote.
We're league sources saying that the market the sign Cam Newton has cooled over the past month.
The veteran quarterback is expected to take his time before joining a team, a source told ESPN.
Is Jeremy Fowler.
Newton could wait until team's resume regular activity following the shutdown caused by the Corona virus pandemic.
That could give teams the chance to check Newton's health and meet with him in person.
Sources around the league aren't sure whether Cam would take a backup job.
End quote like There just seems to be, Ah, whole lot of reasons why.
And I think this is more.
You know, I think you know, I've had a lot of discussion around this.
My boy Lawrence and I have had a lot of discussion around this as well, and we both believe that at first that teams working this go see Cam Newton until until they could access even Person and Joe eyes in the chat.
He's DPM writer and and our Facebook manager, and he writes Ah, take his time or he doesn't have options.
And, yeah, I think he's taking his time.
Joe, I'm going to be completely honest with you.
I think he's taking his time.
I think he's looking at things.
I think he's trying to find a situation where he can compete to be a starter.
That's my whole piece.
I think that Cam Newton is taking his time waiting to see if he can be a starter, so I don't know.
It's just funny with new, because we fear every reason why they won't sign.
While people are worried about his injuries, well, Joe Flacco would next surgery, and he just got signed by the New York Jets.
Well, we don't know if Cam Newton wants to be a backup.
He already said he'd be a backup in the NFL.
It just seems to be some wall that it looked.
Maybe teams have offered new contract.
It just doesn't seem like a fit.
And look to me, there's only like two or three teams in the league that really fit Cam Newton.
The 1st 1 would be the Washington Redskins.
I mean, you've got a young Dwayne Haskins Os you kid I think he still has every chance to be a good quarterback.
I don't think he'll ever be a great quarterback, but he has every chance to be a good quarterback.
Ron Rivera's the coach.
It just seems like a natural fit for Newton.
To be able to go in there in kind of work His way through noone goes, and he's the starter.
Haskins, place behind him for a year, sees what an M v P.
How he takes care of himself, how he does things and then asking takes over next season.
And this is like a one year proven deal for Cam Newton and Cam Newton.
Look in the Redskins have nothing to lose.
The Redskins aren't gonna be competitive this year.
Let's put it this way.
The Redskins are gonna be, aren't gonna be competitive this year.
He has the opportunity to go in and and and play and try to prove himself to everybody else.
That's the big piece, and I'm gonna is gonna read a comment that Joe wrote.
He wrote he only ask three winning seasons in three seasons with the completion percentage above 60%.
Plus, he's had nothing but double digit interceptions seasons.
Fair enough, Joe.
I'm not gonna argue with that, but the second team that I have on my list is the L A Chargers, and there's no argument that you could give me to, say, the Tyrod Taylor, who's the projected starter for the charges this season, a charges team that has a lineup that has Michael Williams and Keenan Allen at wide receiver.
They have Hunter Henry a tight end.
You have Austin, eh? Killer at running back.
You got Casey Hayward and Joey boasts on defense.
A team that has players toe win Super Bowls or at least compete in the hardest division and football.
And you're gonna go a Tyrod Taylor, or if he can't get it done, you're going to go with your with your ah rookie Justin Herbert.
I think that that's what it is.
Cam Newton can go in there and lead that team.
Like I said, the Washington Redskins and the Chargers of the two teams that I look at and see that Cam Newton is the superior quarterback over all the quarterbacks there, is he superior over Jared Stadium? Look, I I would at this point I would say yes.
but keep in mind, I haven't seen, Jared said.
I'm playing the NFL yet, so my mind could be changed after the preseason.
I'm not here to say yes or no.
I'm just looking at a veteran, but the Patriots out of the picture.
So we're looking at other teams and yeah, and you know what? And Chris is saying, What about the Vikings? Put some fire under Kirk Cousins.
Maybe the only thing that I don't think it would do is Kirk.
Cousins just signed a contract extension.
That's the only reason I don't see Cam Newton is a fit, and I don't know when I look around the league.
At first, I actually at one point thought to Could Cam Newton go out and sign like a Jamis Winston type of deal? Because the reason that Winston and this is my opinion, the reason that Winston signed with the New Orleans Saints is that he feels that's his best opportunity to start football games after this season.
Obviously, he's not gonna take the starting spot from Drew Brees, but Drew Brees was flirting with retirement this year.
This is probably Breezes.
Swanton is probably his final season, his last push to get something done in the NFL.
And so my thoughts are is, could you bring in hold on, guys.
I'm just gonna see if Laurence wants toe.
So my thing is, is, could we possibly see? Ah, an offer to Earth.
Lot when you want to go there.
I'm just going to try to get Lawrence into this chat.
You know what? I'm gonna be back in one minute here.
I'm just gonna end this stream.
I don't bring my boy Lawrence back in tow to finish this conversation, so don't just come back in 30 seconds.