Cam Newton's tenure with the Carolina Panthers has been filled with several great moments, but injuries mounted up and essentially ended his time as the face of the franchise. To make matters worse for the former MVP, the market for quarterbacks has dried up.
Newton led the Panthers to new heights as their starting quarterback, which includes a Super Bowl appearance back in 2015. Shortly after that MVP season, he dealt with a few shoulder injuries.
The Panthers officially signaled the end of Newton's tenure by signing Teddy Bridgewater in free agency to a three-year deal. ESPN insider Adam Schefter is reporting that Newton will get released today.
It's unclear at the moment where Newton will land once he hits the open market, but NBC Sports' Peter King believes the Washington Redskins might be one of the few teams that make sense for the former No. 1 overall pick.
Here's what Peter King had to say about Newton potentially joining the Redskins, via ProFootballTalk:
Washington with Ron Rivera, but that would make for a weird quarterback room. Newton would want to play, and if he does, that roadblocks Dwayne Haskins. Still, Cam Newton Redskins makes sense.
Washington did acquire Kyle Allen on Monday though, so it's uncertain if they still want to add more depth at quarterback.
It'd be unfortunate if Newton doesn't find another chance to start in the NFL. He's one of the most electric players the game has to offer when he's healthy.
Which team do you think should try to sign Newton?