After the former No. 1 pick suffered a knee injury, Cam Newton was mentioned as a possible replacement.
Another week of NFL activity has resulted in yet another injury to a quarterback. Cam Newton, the former quarterback of the New England Patriots, has been a popular topic on NFL Twitter as a result of these occurrences.
While there hasn’t been much reason to believe Newton’s signing is close in the past, the injury to New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston may have opened up the best opportunity for Newton’s comeback.
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During the Saints’ 36-27 triumph over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 8, Winston suffered what some consider to be a season-ending knee injury.
With Winston on the verge of missing the rest of the season, the first question in New Orleans was whether it was time to call Newton.
Mike Jurecki of the Arizona Cardinals pondered if Saints head coach Sean Payton would call Newton, noting that “Trevor Siemian has been in the system for the previous two years, but I would imagine they need a backup quarterback with experience.”
When it comes to developing quarterbacks in his system, Sean Peyton is one of the greatest. Would they consider Cam Newton at this point?
November 1, 2021 — Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki)
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk argued for the Saints to sign Newton, but also pointed out several reasons why it might not be a good fit. Florio penned:
One of the primary requirements for Newton having an opportunity has been accomplished now that Winston is finished for the year. Newton will not be a No. 2 quarterback; instead, he will serve as a replacement for an injured starter. The Saints, on the other hand, would have to prefer Newton over the figurative (or actual) next man up.
Taysom Hill, who has missed many games due to a concussion, is on the Saints’ roster. Hill is expected to play against the Falcons next weekend, according to a person familiar with the situation. They also have Trevor Siemian and Ian Book, who both played well enough to beat Tom Brady today (I’m curious if Brady shook Siemian’s hand after the game). We’ll find out what Payton thinks of Newton in the end, dependent on whether… Nokia News – Quick Recap