NFL Media’s Michael Fabiano fed the fire with this tweet after reports that Newton would be released came out earlier on Tuesday morning.
The future of Cam Newton? pic.twitter.com/X4VmYYC3Ds— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) March 24, 2020
Fans took up the anthem in short order, and this was especially true after the Panthers made Newton’s release official.
I hate to say it but Cam Newton to the Patriots makes too much sense— bp (@barzinp) March 24, 2020
cam newton on instagram announcing he’s signing with the patriots pic.twitter.com/GRIQ26TN9i— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) March 24, 2020
Cam Newton to the Patriots— Mr. Barkley (@Sammy_Socialite) March 24, 2020
I Like Your Patriots Cam Newton Better pic.twitter.com/4FyRInqfsr— Indigenous Malachi (@MalyPats6173) March 24, 2020
On one hand, it makes sense for the Patriots to attempt to land Newton, who will be 31 in May. The franchise currently features the trio of Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer and Cody Kessler as the only quarterbacks on the roster — not exactly a confidence-inspiring group.
On the other hand, the Patriots are currently cap strapped, with roughly $3.4 million of cap space left, per Over The Cap.
Fans aren’t exactly worried about the salary cap, though. They want another championship. It’s going to be fascinating to see where Newton ultimately does land, and we have a few ideas about the best fits for the former MVP quarterback.
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