There’s this meme involving two NFL quarterbacks that is getting viral lately.
But that comical graphic speaks the truth as Smith takes over for an injured Russell Wilson in Seattle.
Meanwhile, the former league MVP is not playing after the New England Patriots surprisingly cut him before this season.
When Cam Newton was the QB at New England, it was Cam Newton's fault.
When Mac Jones is the QB at New England, it's the offensive line's fault.
— Zack Webster (@zweb95) October 17, 2021
Head coach Bill Belichick wanted rookie quarterback Mac Jones moving forward, making Newton expendable and a potential distraction.
Seeing how the Patriots have fared after six games, does Belichick secretly wish he still had Newton on the sidelines?
It’s tough to know the answer, knowing that the current longest-tenured head coach in the NFL rarely gives detailed responses.
However, one obvious thing is that the three-time Pro Bowler has enough talent to play in the NFL.
He may not be the same Cam Newton he was 5 years ago but the fact that a healthy 32 year-old Cam Newton is not on any NFL team is simply inconceivable. pic.twitter.com/0VejdAeqFA
— CzechPanther (@CzechPanther) October 14, 2021
Do not forget that he led the Patriots to a 7-9 record in 2020 without a preseason or normal training camp.
Therefore, he can still help any team that is desperately seeking an upgrade at quarterback.
Three teams must dial Newton’s number at once and bring him into their fold, especially now that he already took the COVID-19 vaccine.
3. Seattle Seahawks
Head coach Pete Carroll did admit that they already called Newton after Wilson went down due to a dislocated finger.
However, the Seahawks are keeping their faith in Smith.
But for how long?
The #Seahawks will keep tabs on Cam Newton, but nothing has materialized as of now. They’re putting their faith in Geno Smith, and awaiting Russell Wilson’s return in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, #Browns QB Baker Mayfield’s status for Thursday night remains TBD. @nflnetwork @gmfb pic.twitter.com/kSvb87UcNn
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 19, 2021
Wilson might miss up to eight weeks which is substantial time for a team with playoff aspirations like Seattle.
Likewise, there’s no guarantee that Newton will start because he has to compete with Smith for the role.
Once Wilson returns, he and Smith will be backups again, making this job opportunity more of a placeholder.
2. Houston Texans
There is a rumored trade that will send Deshaun Watson to the Miami Dolphins.
If that deal pushes through, Tua Tagovailoa might be on his way to Houston.
However, given Watson’s legal issues, there’s no certainty that the deal will happen by the trade deadline.
If the swap does not materialize, the Texans must reach out to Newton because they are a mess since Tyrod Taylor went down to injury.
Davis Mills had a nice game against the Patriots, but it wasn’t enough for the win.
Davis Mills is the first rookie QB in NFL history to throw for 300 yards, 3 TDs and finish with a passer rating of 140-or higher in a game.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) October 11, 2021
Newton will quickly become the starter of this team should general manager Nick Caserio hire him.
Playing with the Texans isn’t a highly enticing opening because of their shallow talent pool.
But Newton must take it if earning NFL money is his only consideration.
1. Denver Broncos
Unfortunately, the Denver Broncos are on a four-game losing streak after winning their first three games.
Their recent struggles reveal the limitations of Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback.
He’s not doing enough to put the team in a position to score more points.
On the other hand, Drew Lock lost his job to Bridgewater because of his inadequacies.
I love the Denver Broncos. I always have. I always will. But I am embarrassed of this team. The inability to draft and develop a quarterback, the inability to hire a competent head coach with innovative ideas, it’s all adding up to an absolutely putrid product on the field.
— Aaron Gyrion (@gyrion150) October 17, 2021
Swapping him for Bridgewater under center might not resolve their concerns on offense.
Newton’s energy can help ignite this receiving corps that has the potential to be a scary unit.