Cam Newton remains in free agency and he is patiently waiting for a chance to prove that he’s capable of starting in 2020. While free agency has died down, Newton is willing to wait for an opportunity that allows him to start in the NFL again.
Of course, Newton would love to be signed by a team at this moment that could give him a chance to start next season. Unfortunately, there aren’t many teams remaining that are looking for a starting quarterback. If they are, those teams have their sights set on selecting a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft.
With that in mind, Newton wouldn’t mind waiting until after this year’s draft to sign with a team. Since his release from the Carolina Panthers, there have been multiple teams thrown around as possible landing spots. Of those teams, the Los Angeles Chargers and New England Patriots make the most sense.
For the Chargers, they currently are set to have Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback in 2020. Even with Taylor getting a chance to start, Los Angeles could also target someone with the No. 6 pick in the draft. If the Chargers don’t select a quarterback, Newton could be a viable option.
As for the Patriots, they are preparing for life after Tom Brady next season. With Brady headed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England is left with Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer. Signing Newton — if he’s healthy — would definitely give the Patriots a chance to make a quick rebound from Brady.
The impact of the coronavirus has prevented Newton from being able to show teams that he’s progressed in his recovery from foot surgery. Nevertheless, the former MVP is poised to take a wait-and-see approach in free agency.