Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Free agent quarterback Cam Newton ‘isn’t in the Patriots’ plans’
Or at least that’s what Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston is reporting this Tuesday:“Cam Newton isn’t in the Patriots plans. Wasn’t before the draft. Isn’t going to be after the draft,” Curran wrote. “Have I checked to make sure?
Yes I have. Besides, they have like 14 bucks of cap space left (actually, $1.077M, which is 31st in the NFL).”
The Patriots appear to be all aboard the Jarrett Stidham train for the 2020 season. Whether that works out and they make the playoffs or he busts and they tank remains to be seen.
What appears to be set in stone at this time is that Newton will not be taking over for Tom Brady in New England. So, where could he land? The options are dwindling, but we have some ideas.
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The reason it’s surprising that the Patriots are atop this list is that there has been absolutely no indication they are actually interested in signing Newton in free agency. In fact, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reported Monday that the team hasn’t “shown any interest” at all.
There’s no doubt that Newton playing for New England would be a ton of fun to watch. Fans have expressed significant interest in that exact scenario unfolding.
However, at this time it sure seems like Bill Belichick is happy to see what Jarrett Stidham can do. So place your bets accordingly.