Following the Carolina Panthers’ decision to release Cam Newton, there has been some speculation that a reunion with Ron Rivera might be in the cards.
Rivera is now with the Washington Redskins, but it doesn’t seem like he has any intention of bringing in his former quarterback. The Redskins already have Dwayne Haskins entering his second season, and just traded for Kyle Allen, who took over for Newton in Carolina last year when injuries ended his season.
If there were any doubts that Rivera isn’t planning on linking back up with Newton, he appeared to put them to rest today. In an appearance on WFNZ in Charlotte this afternoon, Rivera indicated he’s satisfied with his QB depth chart right now.
“At the end of the day, we have a young football team with a young quarterback in position,” Rivera said. “We have the chance to set and establish a thing so that’s the way we’re looking at it.”
Rivera said there was no interest to bring in Cam Newton.
"At the end of the day, we have a young football team with a young quarterback in position. We have the chance to set and establish a thing so that’s the way we’re looking at it."
— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) March 25, 2020
Of course, these quotes won’t stop speculation that the Redskins will take Tua Tagovailoa with the second overall pick. Those rumors will likely persist for the next few weeks.
However, it looks like you can put any chance of Newton going to D.C. to bed.
The 2015 league MVP will have to look elsewhere for his next NFL opportunity.