Who does Cam Newton play for now? Free agent QB is ‘getting offers’, ‘waiting on the right opportunity’

Quarterback Cam Newton has remained a free agent since the Patriots surprisingly parted ways with him ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

Many have assumed that Newton remains unsigned because no team has followed him. However, the veteran quarterback claimed in an episode of “Funky Friday with Cam Newton” that there are teams that want to sign him.

“I’m just waiting for the right opportunity,” Newton said. “You’re probably asking yourself, ‘Nobody wants a cam.’ It’s a lie. I’m getting offers… it must be true.”

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It’s unclear what the “right opportunity” will be for Newton, but the former Panthers & Patriots quarterback has been a starter for his entire decade-long career. He has started 139 games out of 140 he has played; He played 98 percent of his snaps in one of his non-starts, as he was benched for the opening snap after violating the Panthers’ dress code.

As such, it would not be surprising if Newton is looking for a place where he can eventually compete as a starter. He may not be able to do so in 2021, but he could choose to sign with a team that is looking for a starting quarterback and compete to start a full-time job in 2022. Teams like the Giants, Falcons, Lions and Washington could understand everything for football team Newton.

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No matter what he is looking for, it will be easy for Newton to sign with any team. He confirmed that he has now been vaccinated. He explained that he initially put off because “the side effects weren’t beneficial to me” as he competed with Mac Jones for the Patriots’ staking job, but opted to get it after becoming a free agent.

The NFL’s COVID protocol states that players without a vaccine must endure a waiting period of five days before joining the signing team, so Newton will no longer have to endure that if he signs elsewhere. Removing that hurdle would help Newton achieve his ultimate desire to play in the NFL again.

“Hell yeah, I still want to play football,” Newton said. “I still have the urge to go out and perform and do something I’ve been doing since I was 7 years old.”

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