Cam Newton’s decision to return for the 2022-23 NFL season was relatively unsurprising. He feels like he still has something left to offer.
Last year he had a messy split with the New England Patriots that involved a lot of ugly back-and-forths with head coach Bill Belichick. Mac Jones then went on to have a much better campaign than he did one season prior.
Newton, meanwhile, joined the Carolina Panthers – with whom he was moderately decent.
Despite Sam Darnold participating in four more games and 500 more snaps, he recorded a mere five more touchdowns than Newton. Clearly there wasn’t much of a differential there in terms of talent.
So what does that mean for Newton this season?
According to NFL insider Sheena Quick, two teams have legitimate interest in him.
Those two teams: the Panthers and Seattle Seahawks.
SEA and CAR are the teams with interest per source.
— Sheena Quick (@Sheena_Marie3) May 30, 2022
Seattle being in the running certainly makes sense. With Russell Wilson gone, it’s Drew Lock and Geno Smith battling it out for a starting quarterback slot. One potential trade hovers in the background, but with every day it doesn’t happen it seems less and less likely.
There has also been some chatter regarding the Dallas Cowboys as a potential option for Newton.
Newton has been in the news incessantly this summer for non-football matters. Initially for turning down Brittany Renner point blank to her face. Then for exposing why he would not wed the mom of his 4 children. Plus there was also his role in Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and his girlfriend calling it quits.
Now that’s how you do a boat trip. https://t.co/aGUQVgY0QD
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 2, 2022
It would be nice to see him make some football-related news now.
Will Newton be able to land in a good situation for 2022-23?
Time will tell.