The Carolina Panthers thought that his return would trigger a late-season resurgence.
Unfortunately, he gave nothing more than an emotional boost when he donned the Panthers uniform again.
In 2021, Newton ended up starting five games but won zero.
He ended up playing eight games but averaged a career-low 5.4 yards per completion.
The former league MVP ended his season completing only 54.8 percent of his passes for 684 yards and four touchdowns.
Yet despite those numbers, ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that teams are still interested to bring him in.
Free-agent QB Cam Newton is drawing interest, but also is remaining patient. “I have teams that are interested in signing me,” Newton texted. “I am waiting on the best fit as it pertains to winning a championship and getting a fair chance to play.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 29, 2022
Schefter tweeted, “Free-agent QB Cam Newton is drawing interest, but also is remaining patient. ‘I have teams that are interested in signing me,’ Newton texted. ‘I am waiting on the best fit as it pertains to winning a championship and getting a fair chance to play.'”
There are a handful of teams that are looking for a quarterback.
However, is Newton the best fit, especially during this stage of his career?
Teams should not be caught judging him based on what he has done in the past.
In his heyday, he was one of the most explosive quarterbacks in the league.
His versatility enabled him to lead the Panthers to Super Bowl 50.
Where Should Newton Go?
There are still teams that will need Newton’s services but not necessarily as the starter.
He can be Kyler Murray‘s backup with the Arizona Cardinals and teach him a ton of maturity.
Newton can also compete for the starting role with the Atlanta Falcons even if Marcus Mariota has the upper hand.
The Seattle Seahawks are still looking for a quarterback after Russell Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos.
Other than those teams, his market is small and shrinking.