NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is one of the most respected NFL reporters out there and he says the market for Cam Newton is slim to none. Even though 2 of our in-state teams have less-than accomplished QB's.
As theBigLead.com details this this article, Rapoport had an interview on the Rich Eisen Show recently and said some things that sort of just flew under the radar in the sports talk world. Read below:
To summarize, Rapoport said Newton wants a starting job or a chance at a starting job (knew that) but that he doesn't see a starting QB role out there right now for Newton (interesting news when you think of the Chargers, Patriots, Dolphins, and Jaguars' QB situations). Rap then said his sense is Newton will wait until late-summer to sign, after a QB gets hurt and a team needs someone to step into the starting role (that's new too).
Rapoport indicated the Chargers (Tyrod Taylor), Patriots (Jarrett Stidham), Dolphins (Ryan Fitzpatrick) and Jaguars (Gardner Minshew) don't have QB openings despite the fact that none of those QBs are as accomplished as Newton, which is also interesting to me. Sure, Newton's been banged up the last few years and hasn't looked great when he is under center, but still. You want those guys over Cam?
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