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NFL World Reacts To Cam Newton, Seahawks News

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton looks down the field.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots looks on during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Gillette Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll revealed earlier today that the team reached out to free agent quarterback Cam Newton after Russell Wilson suffered his finger injury last week.

As much as Seahawks fans hoped that they had a suitable replacement for Wilson on their roster with Geno Smith, their hopes were effectively dashed in last night's overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. After seeing Smith struggle so much in Pittsburgh, they wanted new blood.

Cam Newton, meanwhile, has been on the shelf since being cut by the New England Patriots just before the season. While he may lack Smith's knowledge of the system, the consensus is that he's a better overall quarterback.

Seahawks fans and general NFL fans have shared that exact sentiment on Twitter today. Many feel it's absurd that the Seahawks value Smith over Cam. Others are simply excited at the prospect of the former NFL MVP joining their favorite team:

The Seattle Seahawks are currently 2-4 and four games back in the NFC West from the undefeated Arizona Cardinals.

They play the New Orleans Saints next Monday then the Jacksonville Jaguars the week after before their Week 9 bye. Those two games are now must-wins if the Seahawks have any hopes of playing after January 9.

Whatever confidence the Seahawks may have had in Geno Smith to get them those wins may have evaporated after last night's game. But has it collapsed enough for Pete Carroll to pull the trigger on signing Cam Newton?

And if the Seahawks do sign Newton, who loses his job when Russell Wilson comes back?