He’s referencing starting quarterbacks in the NFL.

Despite what Cam is saying, I think there are 32 starting quarterbacks better than him in the NFL, and I don’t think a solid showing at Auburn’s Pro Day is going to change that.


Newton’s situation isn’t the same as it was three years ago when he was released by the Carolina Panthers and people were wondering why teams weren’t interested in signing him. He had still shown flashes of being a solid quarterback in the NFL, despite injury plaguing his 2019 season with the Panthers, the New England Patriots still took a chance and signed him.

His last two seasons in the NFL were the worst two seasons in his career. During the 2020 season, the team went 7-8 with him as the starter. He threw for less than 3,000 yards, threw eight touchdowns, 10 interceptions and had a QBR below 40. The following year, a rookie beat out Newton for the starting job in New England. During the 2021 season, the Panthers took a chance on their once-franchise QB and signed him to a one-year deal. Outside of his first game back with the team, he wasn’t good. He lost every game as a starter and threw only four touchdowns to five interceptions.


Newton’s recent NFL history implies that he does not deserve a shot to be a starting QB in the NFL. But does he deserve an opportunity to be one of 64 quarterbacks in the league? I believe so.

What team should consider signing Cam as a backup?

No, Cam should not be signed as a starter in the NFL. But he should be considered as a backup for a few teams who are still in the market for one.


There aren’t many suitors out there, but one team I think would be perfect for Newton is the Kansas City Chiefs, the 2023 Super Bowl Champions. Let me outline the reasons why:

1.) Their 2022 backup, Chad Henne, retired after the end of the season.

2.) Newton’s fame and notoriety would be overshadowed by Patrick Mahomes, the best QB in the NFL.


3.) Andy Reid has a track record of taking disgruntled players from other teams and making them thrive in his system.

4.) Ever since Mahomes injured his knee on a QB sneak during a 2019 game against the Denver Broncos, the Chiefs have not allowed Mahomes to run the play ever again. Newton who’s still a big and strong athlete could be used in QB sneak packages.


5.) Newton has a chance to win a Super Bowl.

This sounds like a win-win for me. Despite Cam’s days as a starting quarterback being over, he still should have the opportunity to be on an NFL roster. Yes, he’s made some mistakes, but nothing to the point where he doesn’t deserve a job. Give him a chance NFL.