College: Auburn | 10 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 245 lbs
Birth Date: 5/11/1989
2020 Bye Week: 13
Total Pts: 9
Avg Pts: 0.56
Rank: 52 QB
Newton had another injury-plagued season, playing just two games. He was sidelined because of a foot injury, needing Lisfranc surgery. Newton did not play well in his two games before the injury. He did not score a touchdown in two games and completed just 56 percent of his passes. His arm did not look all the way back from the previous season's shoulder injury. Newton has battled injury each of the past two seasons and his health is a huge concern going forward. He will need to prove he is healthy and his arm can make all the throws to be named a starter this coming year. Newton is a former MVP, so the potential certainly is there. He just needs to be healthy. Newton will force some passes at times but is pretty accurate throwing the ball. He throws a good deep ball and runs well. Newton has at least four rushing touchdowns all but last season.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Newton is a huge question mark after last year. He just doesn't look healthy, which is a big red flag. The potential is certainly there for big things if all is right for him, though, making him a guy worth taking a risk on if you have a solid starter in front of him. Newton is a boom or bust pick for fantasy teams. Look for around 3,000 yards, 25 total touchdowns and 13 or so interceptions.
Unsigned free agent Cam Newton is in a precarious position. He is a former MVP who has dealt with a litany of injuries over the past few seasons, from a car accident, to shoulder surgery, to a foot injury costing him his 2019. Newton has been through the highest highs and lowest lows in the league. However, he is still just 31 and presumably healthy according to reports that came out a month ago. If this is true, there is no reason for this studly dual-threat to be a free agent. The upside alone is insane to keep away from your team unless you are absolutely set at QB. There are not many teams left with clear holes at the position but Newton came out and said that he would be open to a back-up job. However, the fact remains that it is hard to believe that the Patriots are truly comfortable rolling out Jarrett Stidham as their starter in Week 1 and it is not crazy to think that Belichick brings Newton in the building with a team-friendly deal. Nevertheless, fantasy-wise we are being presented a gift extremely late in the draft. Newton has QB1 potential when healthy and even if he isn't completely his elite self he is startable due to his rushing ability. Draft Newton as a backup in all of your drafts and drop him if he ends up as a back-up later on. Probably don't have to reach either given how low his ADP is.
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Cam Newton 333 passing yds (5 pts)
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Free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers) posted a series of videos this week on Instagram that show his surgically repaired foot is healthy, and his injured shoulder also is up to par.
Fantasy Spin: Newton remains on the market and in need of a break to land a starting gig. Recent rumors have tied him to Jacksonville and New England and the Los Angeles Chargers, but he'd face competition in any of those situations. We'll wait to see where he lands before assigning fantasy football value for 2020.
Free-agent quarterback Cam Newton made a few Instagram posts this week showing him throwing and working out. Concerns over back and shoulder problems are partially why Newton remains on the free-agent market during the coronavirus pandemic that has prohibited teams from being able to medically evaluate the signal-caller. Teams will most likely want their own medical personnel to examine him closely before they even consider signing him, so it might still be a while before Newton finds a home after being released by the Panthers. One of the best dual-threat QBs when healthy, the former MVP will likely have to settle for a backup job somewhere and prove he's 100 percent healthy again before he gets another shot.
Free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers) was considered by the Los Angeles Chargers, but head coach Anthony Lynn said the team is confident in QBs Tyrod Taylor and Justin Herbert.
Fantasy Spin: Newton likely is looking for a starting job and may have to wait until training camp before signing with a team. Fantasy players should monitor the situation over the next few months because Newton would be at least a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts for a team.
Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said in an interview with CBS Sports Radio that the team "absolutely" considered signing quarterback Cam Newton after he was released by the Panthers, saying, "We did take a look at that." But instead the Bolts stuck with Tyrod Taylor and second-year backup Easton Stick before drafting Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick in last month's draft. Lynn said he feels "really good about the quarterback room that I have." Newton, 31, missed 14 games last year due to a foot injury that required surgery, and a shoulder injury the prior season has hurt his stock on the open market, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic which has prevented teams from looking at him with their medical personnel. Newton is bound for a backup gig in 2020, but he might wait until later this summer to find a home.
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone on Friday, May 15, was asked in a radio interview if there was any interest in the team signing free agent QB Cam Newton. Marrone didn't address that specific question, but did say he believes the team is fairly well set at the position. 'Right now we have four quarterbacks, so we're pretty much done,' Marrone said. 'If there's any opportunity, we constantly talk about the players that are out there. . . . We're always looking to improve and we're looking to get the right pieces to help us.'
Free agent QB Cam Newton remains a signing possibility for the New England Patriots in the opinion of Mike Lombardi of The Athletic. 'If Newton's medical and price tag aligns with the Patriots' salary cap thinking, I would never rule them out as potential suitor,' Lombardi wrote. 'Newton could play well in New England. He would have to accept the structure and culture, but his love of football and his love of winning would allow him to adapt.'
Fantasy Spin: It would be quite the switch going from the immobile 42-year-old Brady to the 30-year-old Newton, but there would be ample faith that Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could make things work and breathe some life into what has become a stagnant Pats offense.
Free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers) wants to start in the NFL, but he is open to accepting a reserve role in the right situation, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: This probably is the best path for Newton to eventually return to the field as a starter in 2020. Waiting until a top quarterback in the right situation gets hurt may never come. Despite all of this talent, learning an offense on the fly, building chemistry, etc., doesn't come easy at quarterback, especially for a contender, a scenario in which turning to a backup currently on the roster may actually provide a better chance to win.
Free-agent quarterback Cam Newton does want to be a starter, but the reality is that there just aren't any starting jobs around the NFL currently. As a result, Newton has not ruled out taking a backup job in the right situation. He could either take a prime backup job right now like Andy Dalton did in Dallas, or wait until another starter gets injured. The former MVP was released by the Panthers in March and hasn't had really any teams interested in him. Restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic prohibiting teams from meeting with players has hurt Newton, as he's coming off two injury-shortened seasons the last two years. The soon-to-be 31-year-old played in just two games due to a foot injury in 2019, and it's fair to wonder how much he has left. Newton won't have any fantasy appeal if he's holding a clipboard in 2020.
Free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers) remains unsigned, in part, because he was released after travel restrictions were put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to former teammate TE Greg Olsen Tuesday, May 5. Olsen thinks it's hurting Newton that he can't answer questions interested teams may have about his health.
Free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers) has no plans to sign with any team to be a backup and will wait until a starter suffers an injury if need be, according to Joe Person of The Athletic.
Fantasy Spin: With the New England Patriots continuing to show little interest in Newton, any obvious landing spots seem to have disappeared at this point. He's been a top-five fantasy option at his position throughout his career when healthy, but coming off an injury and searching for a team, he's no more than a late-round lottery ticket.
Could the Washington Redskins be interested in adding free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers)? Redskins head coach Ron Rivera, who coached Newton in Carolina, said it is something he's thought about. '... It's something that's run through my mind, and it's about the situation and circumstances. I'm not sure I would do it. I'm not sure if I wouldn't do it. It depends on the circumstances,' Rivera said. 'We're in a situation where we've got two really young quarterbacks, one that's been with us, been in the system, understands how we want things done and the other one is a guy who was taken last year in the first round and shows some promise,' Rivera said of the team's current top quarterbacks, Dwayne Haskins and Kyle Allen.
Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera said it would depend on the circumstances on whether the team would even consider signing free-agent quarterback Cam Newton. "I think with Cam, and I have thought about it, I mean, it's something that's run through my mind, and it's about the situation and circumstances. I'm not sure I would do it. I'm not sure if I wouldn't do it. It depends on circumstances," Rivera said. Rivera already admitted that having young quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. on the team led them to not even consider taking Tua Tagovailoa at No. 2 overall in the draft. The greatest concern teams have over Newton is his health, and with the coronavirus pandemic they can't have their own doctors take a look at him. Even if Newton signs with another team eventually, it's likely to be as a high-end backup.
Free-agent quarterback Cam Newton may not be signed for a while and it could extend into the summer, based on a report from NFL.com. After the Carolina Panthers parted ways with the longtime QB in March, it has been a rough road in regards to finding a new team for the 30-year-old, despite him working out and staying in shape. Though former NFC South QB Jameis Winston found a home in the New Orleans Saints, Cam has not been as fortunate. There are a bevy of factors playing into this situation, though. The absence of physical meetings, the draft, and overall lack of starting QB jobs in the league is hindering Newton from receiving interest. Add this to the fact that the QB has a desire to be a starter, per NFL Network's Ian Rapaport. As for now, the most intriguing and logical options to sign the former Panthers QB would be the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots, but there is no indication that will end up happening.
Free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers) has been the focus of an ongoing recruiting effort by Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette to join the Jaguars this offseason. Fournette mentioned on social media last month he wanted the team to sign Newton and made another push for it during an appearance on ESPN's First Take on Thursday, April 16.'Cam went to the Super Bowl. He's a great guy. I've been knowing Cam for a minute now. And like I told some people that talked to me, it's no disrespect to (Gardner Minshew). I'm just trying to get in the best position as a team as we can (to) win. That's all that was about. Just friendly competition 'cause that brings out the best in people,' Fournette said.
Free-agent quarterback Cam Newton is willing to wait to pick a team, possibly until after the draft, in order to make sure the fit is right, according to a source close to him. There just aren't many teams looking for a starting quarterback right now, but things should become more clear after the draft. The Chargers and Patriots seem to be the best fits, but neither club has shown much, if any, interest in the former MVP. Part of the problem is that Newton has dealt with shoulder and foot injuries the last two days and teams are unable to conduct their own physicals with players. It's making things tougher on Newton on the open market. The dual-threat QB's stock is obviously down coming off injury and without a team, but he could bounce back in the right situation. Stay tuned.
The New England Patriots don't have 'any immediate interest' in free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers), according to a source Tuesday, March 24.
Fantasy Spin: The Patriots are one of few obvious teams remaining with an obvious need at quarterback and were widely viewed as a possible landing spot for the former MVP. QBs Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer and Cody Kessler are all under contract, though none of them offer fantasy appeal. The Pats could land someone in the 2020 NFL Draft or revisit Newton later in the offseason.
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was released Tuesday, March 24, costing the team only $2 million in dead money agianst the 2020 salary cap.
Fantasy Spin: Newton will be able to test an extremely limited market at this point, which figures to put him into a competition wherever he lands. The New England Patriots make some sense, because Cam is the type of personality who can handle replacing someone as revered as QB Tom Brady. It also creates a crowded quarterback room, and Newton likely would need to sign at a discount. The Los Angeles Chargers are in the mix, as well. Provided he is indeed a starter for 16 games, Superman is a risk-reward QB1 -- a move that forces gamers to lock up a starting-caliber backup.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton underwent a physical Monday, March 23, in Atlanta, coordinated by the Panthers and his agency, per sources. He passed the physical and is healthy, according to a source. Newton is expected to be released as early as Tuesday, March 24.
Fantasy Spin: This is a positive sign for fantasy footballers who are monitoring the situation. Passing a physical allows Carolina to release him without paying an injury settlement, but more importantly, it gives him a chance to shop his services to prospective employers during a time when medical evaluations are on hold.
The Carolina Panthers are expected to release quarterback Cam Newton as soon as Tuesday, according to sources. The writing was on the wall when the Panthers signed Teddy Bridgewater to be their starting signal-caller last week. Carolina tried to send Newton to either the Bears or Chargers in a trade, but they have gone in other directions and no starting jobs are really available around the league. The Panthers will have just $2 million in dead money with his release. Coming off a season where he played just two games due to a foot issue and with the NFL's doctors shutting down physicals due to the coronavirus, it may be a while before he lands on his feet with another team, and it remains to be seen if he'll have a shot at a starting job. The Chargers and Patriots might be his best options. The big question is whether Newton can bounce back from shoulder and foot injuries the last two years. Fantasy owners probably won't want to bet on it in 2020, depending on where he winds up.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is likely to be released Tuesday, March 24.
Fantasy Spin: Newton is in a bad position for fantasy terms in 2020 because most of the starting jobs are taken. He could go somewhere and compete or wait for an injury, but he should be off draft boards for now.