Ron Rivera won’t rule out Washington signing Cam Newton

If the uneven hit Matt Stafford for Jared Goff trade is any indicator of what’s to come, we’re about to witness the wildest offseason in NFL history. Deshaun Watson is the brightest star at the center of a constellation of possible quarterback motion. It’s difficult to forecast how it will all clean, however today it looks like half the groups in the league might end up altering beginners in 2021.

Among the lots of moving pieces to see is previous Panthers MVP quarterback Webcam Newton, who will end up being a complimentary representative once again next month. Newton’s Patriots missed out on the playoffs and his passing numbers were underwhelming. Nevertheless, he likewise had perhaps less to work with at pass receiver than any other QB throughout the 2020 season. Newton likewise showed he’s still among the video game’s finest hurrying quarterbacks and his impressive Week 2 efficiency versus the Seahawks revealed his arm skill is still in top-10 area when he’s healthy.

He’s not the very same playmaker he remained in 2015 undoubtedly, however Newton still certifies as an upgrade for possibly a lots approximately groups, consisting of the one previous Carolina coach Ron Rivera is now with. Speaking the other day with the media, Rivera wouldn’t dismiss Washington signing Newton – per Alaina Getzenberg at the Charlotte Observer.

There are a couple of noteworthy barriers to a possible Newton/Rivera union. The very first is the existence of Alex Smith, who’s a popular prospect to win Resurgence Gamer of the Year and is under agreement for 2 more seasons. Smith is 5 years older than Newton though and he’s not in the very same league athletically. Rivera needs to comprehend that in addition to anybody, having actually developed close with both.

The other huge possible hangup is previous Panthers basic supervisor Marty Hurney, who unceremoniously launched Newton from Carolina in 2015 and changed him with Teddy Bridgewater. Newton was apparently “blindisded” by the relocation and plainly felt betrayed based upon his social networks posts in the weeks and months following the news. It would definitely be easy to understand if he held an animosity versus Hurney – who is now a popular member of Washington’s front workplace.

Mentioning which, Hurney was inquired about the quarterback scenario the other day and alerted versus mortgaging the future for one.

It’s hard to state what Newton’s market will appear like. We can most likely presume he’ll get more than the unreasonable $1.75 million deal New England had him at this year, however.

Heading into the offseason, we have Newton ranked as the third-best complimentary representative QB behind Dak Prescott and Jameis Winston.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.