Cam Newton's days with the Carolina Panthers are seriously numbered. The team is moving forward with Teddy Bridgewater as the team's starting quarterback, after signing the former New Orleans Saint.
Bridgewater signed a three-year, $63 million contract. Obviously, the team doesn't want to carry Newton's final $18.6 million year as well. The team publicly sought a trade partner to offload Newton, but that doesn't seem to be coming to fruition. He'll likely be released soon.
That really opens up the potential teams with which he may land. Newton has had significant injury issues over the last few seasons, and was limited to just two games in 2019. He is also a rare talent, and won the MVP just a few years ago. If the right team takes him on and crafts an offense around him, Cam should still be a viable starting quarterback when healthy.
FanDuel Sportsbook has listed odds for nine different teams to add Newton. The major favorite to get him: the Washington Redskins. Washington is at -105 to be the choice, which means a bet of $105 nets a bettor of $100 if Newton signs there. The Redskins' quarterback situation is a very interesting one; the team used a first rounder on Dwayne Haskins last year, they have the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft with some good quarterback options, and of course, they could add a former MVP like Cam Newton.
The No. 2 team on the list behind Washington is even more intriguing: the now-Tom Brady-less New England Patriots:
- Washington Redskins -105
- New England Patriots +230
- Miami Dolphins +400
- Jacksonville Jaguars +750
- Denver Broncos +950
- Los Angeles Chargers +1000
- Las Vegas Raiders +1200
- Pittsburgh Steelers +2900
- Cincinnati Bengals +4500
The Patriots would certainly turn heads. It is highly unlikely that the team intends to scrap things down and do a true rebuild. Bill Belichick may not be super close to retiring, but it is hard to imagine him punting on a season.
Right now, the team's top quarterback is former Auburn signal caller Jarrett Stidham. It seems very unlikely that that will be the case come the fall.