Cam Newton’s 2020 team may not be one in a position to name him the starter off the bat, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an ideal fit for him. While we’ve already named three potential landing spots for Newton, the sports books have their own ideas in mind.
According to BetOnline via OddsShark, the Washington Redskins have emerged as the betting favorite at +200 odds. In a tie for second are the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots at +300 apiece. Other teams with better than 10/1 odds include the Dolphins (+400), Chargers (+500) and Jaguars (+900).
Washington’s presence high on the list should come as no surprise at all. They’re now headed by Ron Rivera, who has coached Newton for his entire NFL career. But Washington’s recent trade for backup Kyle Allen suggests that Rivera may already have the ex-Panthers QB he wants.
As for the Broncos and Patriots, there are very different reasons that both teams could be appealing. With the Broncos, it’s their potential uncertainty at QB combined with the presence of former Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula, who is now the team’s QBs coach. For the Patriots, it’s the simple fact that they need a starting QB – and Jarrett Stidham, Cody Kessler, and Brian Hoyer may not be up to the task.
Odds for what team Cam Newton will be on for Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season (BetOnline):
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The Panthers released Newton earlier this week after nine seasons. He is the team’s all-time leading passer, and their leader in rushing touchdowns.
While injuries have taken their toll in recent years, Newton can be one of the NFL’s most dangerous signal callers when healthy.
Who do you think will end up being Cam Newton’s 2020 team?