The free agent market just got a whole lot more interesting.
Aaron Rodgers, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Derek Carr have been the three most-discussed quarterbacks throughout free agency, but another name has entered into the mix.
Cam Newton has recently announced that he will be throwing at Auburn’s Pro Day to get back into the NFL.
Free-agent QB Cam Newton will throw today in front of NFL teams at Auburn's Pro Day.https://t.co/qqPdjHBQxO
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21, 2023
Newton last appeared in the NFL in 2021, where he started five games for the Carolina Panthers.
While Newton had a prolific start to his career, his production has fallen off as of late.
It appears that he is eyeing a comeback after nearly two years of NFL inactivity.
After this news broke, many NFL fans reacted accordingly, with mixed responses.
im intrigued to see if his season off improved his game. I mean he wouldn't be the first player to bounce back stronger than ever.
— Ashbee (@ashbee) March 21, 2023
Some fans have wondered if taking some time off will serve Newton well, having the opportunity to bounce back and train for a new season.
While Newton might not find a spot as a starter, some fans have contended that he could serve as a valuable backup.
If Blain Gabbert, Matt Ryan, Chad Henne, Case Keenum, and Joe Flacco can still get an opportunity, the same should be extended to Cam Newton. Teams should make it clear, his role will be back-up QB.
— N. Fury (@Ren228) March 21, 2023
Newton is an 11-year NFL veteran.
Although his recent performances might have left something to be desired, having a veteran backup can be vital to an organization.
Despite initial optimism, many fans are skeptical of Newton’s recent announcement.
~ Auburn wide receivers looking to get drafted
— Mike Wickett 🇺🇲🎙🏈🏀👨👧👧👩👦🤘🚀 (@mikewickett) March 21, 2023
Some fans have wondered if Newton will be a distraction, especially for Auburn receivers at their Pro Day.
Newton has already had a fair shake in the league, something that these rookies haven’t gotten.
Dude couldn’t throw 2 years ago in NE, what makes him think he can now?
— Moniz (@mmoniz81) March 21, 2023
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