In a recent YouTube video, Cam Newton revealed the quarterbacks that he is willing to be a backup for.
Late last month, Cam Newton posted a video announcing that he would be throwing at Auburn Pro Day. In it, the veteran QB expressed a lot of confidence by saying that there are not 32 quarterbacks better than him in the NFL.
Since then, Newton has not been able to find a new home in the NFL. In a recent video, Newton “set the record straight” and reiterated that there are not 32 players who are better than him. He did, however, also say that he is willing to be a backup QB in the right situation.
He then went on to name specific quarterbacks that he would be willing to back up. They are as follows: Deshaun Watson (Cleveland Browns), Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens/wherever he ends up), Justin Fields (Chicago Bears), Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins), and Malik Willis (Tennessee Titans). He also noted that he “would love” to mentor C.J. Stroud, Bryce Young, and Anthony Richardson.
Willingness to be a backup QB could open the door to an NFL return for Cam Newton
Since announcing that he wanted to make his NFL return, Newton seemed dead set on being a starting quarterback. However, when noting that Newton has not played in the NFL since the 2021 season and struggled noticeably during that campaign, his chances of being a starter again do not seem too high. Now that he is open to being a backup for a handful of quarterbacks, it could open the door to his return to the NFL.
The real question at this point is if any of these teams are willing to bring in Newton. His strong NFL resume could lead to them at least considering the prospect of taking a chance on him as their backup. After all, he is an 11-year veteran who is a three-time Pro Bowler, one-time All-Pro, and one-time MVP.
We will now need to wait and see if any of these teams decide to take a flyer on the former star quarterback from here.