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NFL Insiders Name 'Best Option' For Cam Newton Right Now

A closeup of Cam Newton throwing a pass during a Panthers game.

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 09: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers looks to pass during the first quarter abasing the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Cam Newton is without an NFL team following the Carolina Panthers' decision to release the quarterback on Tuesday. That could be the case for a while.

The former No. 1 overall draft pick was released by the Panthers on Tuesday following some failed trade attempts. Carolina reportedly reached out to multiple teams about Newton, including the Bears and Chargers, but nothing was able to get done.

Now, the former Auburn Tigers star hits the open market. It's a crowded quarterback market this year, with several prominent names on the move.

Newton might have to wait it out for a while. NFL Network insiders discussed Newton's options this evening. There aren't any obvious ones at the moment.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport said that Newton's "best option" is probably to wait it out. Teams want to make sure he's fully healthy. A good opportunity could eventually present itself to Newton down the line, but it's probably not coming soon.

The Chargers and the Dolphins are two teams that could eventually be options for Newton, who surely wants to be a starter in 2020.

Both Los Angeles and Miami have unproven quarterback situations. Perhaps Newton will look appealing enough to sign somewhere down the line.