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Cam Newton continues to prepare for NFL return

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Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton would like the NFL world to know that he’s in game shape.

The free agent quarterback continued his trend of posting workout slideshows on Instagram, with a recent post documenting Newton lifting weights and performing an array of impressive exercises.

“Never dim your lights to make others comfortable,” Newton captioned.

Newton missed 14 games in 2019 due to a Lisfranc foot injury, and uncertainty about his medical situation has been the primary factor holding back a team from committing to Newton.

The three-time Pro Bowler has also dealt with hip and shoulder issues in recent years, but the coronavirus pandemic has disabled teams from conducting in-person workouts and evaluations of players on the market—rendering Newton’s injury situation even cloudier.

The 31-year old’s insistence on being a QB1 in 2020 is another reason he remains unsigned this late into the NFL offseason.

Along with defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, Cam Newton is one of the last major free agent dominos to fall. Unfortunately for Newton, multiple teams have already addressed their quarterback questions by this point in the offseason.

The Washington Redskins—now led by ex-Panthers head coach Ron Rivera—were initially thought of as a possible landing spot for Newton, but they opted to acquire Kyle Allen in March.

The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers have also been mentioned as potential landing spots for the former Heisman Trophy winner.

Carolina released the 2015 MVP in March after nine seasons that included an appearance in Super Bowl LI.

Since 2016, Carolina went 23-23 with Newton, who posted a 59.6 completion percentage.