Cam Newton has been the talk of the 2019 season and he has only dressed to play in two games so far due to a foot injury that has had him out since Week 2. There’s no question that he will be back on the field, but with the way backup QB Kyle Allen has been playing, there have been reports of Newton being traded before the deadline which is on October 29.
On top of that, it looks like columnist Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports wants the Chicago Bears to make a move and get Newton.
The team drafted Mitchell Trubisky No. 2 overall in 2017, but he regressed badly in 2019 and Wetzel thinks the franchise could use some stability at the QB position.
“Trubisky hasn’t shown much in two and a half seasons. He escaped major criticism last season when much of the fan and media attention was focused on the Bears’ lousy kicking game — most famously in the 16-15 playoff loss to Philadelphia. It was Trubisky’s offense that stalled out three times in the red zone and got stopped on the final, critical drive,” Wetzel wrote.
“This season the Bears are 30th in total offense, 29th in passing, 28th in rushing and so on and so on. They just had a bye week to get Trubisky healthy and figure it out. They still haven’t gained 300 yards in a game this year.”
Wetzel pointed out that Cam might not be what he used to be when he entered the league, but a new team in a different area might give him the refresher that he needs to get back on top.
“Newton isn’t what he was in 2015 when he was the league MVP. His 45 touchdowns that year (35 of them passing) look like an aberration — he has averaged 27.9 in his other seven full seasons. He brings a distinctive game and a big personality,” he wrote.
“Yet former league MVPs aren’t often available at age 30 — let alone one who might benefit from a change of scenery.”
Despite injuring his foot in preseason, Newton went on to play in two games before being taken out for Allen. The team is 4-0 since his departure and only one game out of the NFC South lead.
The Bears are now 3-3 after they loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, who have also been without their starting QB for several weeks.
Trubisky has thrown five touchdowns, two interceptions and he has a passer rating of 82.8.