It appears Cam Newton is willing to play backup in the NFL, but only for a select few teams.
Newton in an interview said that he is willing to be a backup quarterback in the league and listed several players in the league.
The first team he named was the Cleveland Browns.
“I’d backup Deshaun Watson,” Newton said of who he’d want to backup.
He was on my 7-on-7 all-star team, and I’ve grown to admire the person, the athlete that he is. Going through a lot of turmoil that’s behind him, I know I can provide services for him on the field as well as off the field.”
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Newton and Watson are friends off the field, in the past Watson has called Newton his “big brother.”
Here are the 12 QBs that the former MVP would be willing to take a backup job to:
- Deshaun Watson
- Lamar Jackson
- Justin Fields
- Tua Tagovailoa
- Malik Willis
- C.J. Stroud
- Bryce Young
- Anthony Richardson
- Jalen Hurts
- Aaron Rodgers
- Josh Allen
- Sam Howell
“I know a lot of people have a lot of things to say in regards to my future in the NFL,” Newton said on a recent podcast appearance. “I wanted to set the record straight by saying how I feel. There ain’t 32 guys who are better than me but I also know that I can also be a backup and I’m willing to be a backup. …but when you think about the list, it’s really to the point. A lot of those guys may already have penciled in backups that their franchise is probably OK with and that’s fine. I’m just voicing my opinion and getting the narrative out.”
The Carolina Panthers made Newton the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, and Newton eventually claimed league MVP honors and led Carolina to the Super Bowl in 2015.
The 33-year-old last played two seasons ago, when the Panthers signed him midway through the 2021 campaign. He appeared in eight games—passing for 684 yards, four touchdowns, and five interceptions while running for 230 yards and five more scores.
Newton recently provided teams with a throwing session during Auburn University’s pro day back on March 21st.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.