Cam Newton Willing To Take Backup Role In NFL Return

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 30: Cam Newton attends 2022 Huncho Day Celebrity Football Game during Fan Controlled Football Season v2.0 - Week Three at Pullman Yards on April 30, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Cam Newton discusses a potential NFL return.

Cam Newton has been vocal about returning to the NFL. The former league MVP believes that he can still be a valuable piece to a team in search of a QB. Recently the former pride of Auburn discussed how he can fit onto an NFL roster. Even saying that he is willing to be a backup to certain starting QBs. However, Newton didn't rule out wanting to be a starting QB again. In his discussion on his playing future, Newton mentioned there are not 32 QBs better than him.

That statement could be hard to argue with the former MVP. But when Newton was last seen in the league, he wasn't having a memorable run. Newton last appeared in the league with the Carolina Panthers. The franchise that he helped build into a winner once upon a time. However, 2021 was a different time. Newton appeared in only eight games for the Panthers that season. Starting in just five of those appearances. Injuries can be to blame for slowing down the former Heisman winner. However, Newton believes he can still play at an elite level.

Cam Newton Lists QBs He Would Backup For

While Newton believes in his talents, he understands that some teams don't. Which is why he understands coming in as a backup. Newton mentioned a few names that he would be okay with backing up. That list includes Deshaun Watson, Sam Howell, Malik Willis, Justin Fields, Tua, Josh Allen, Jalen Hurts, Lamar Jackson, and Aaron Rodgers. Newton even mentioned being a mentor to future QBs in the league. His list of names was long. Which could mean that Newton is chomping at the bit to rejoin the league.

Taking the chance on Newton being a starting QB would seem like a risk. However, having the former number-one overall pick as a backup could be appealing. Newton is a proven winner with a lot of knowledge of the game. If he wants to be a backup as he claims, then it couldn't hurt a team to bring Newton in for a tryout. Having a veteran like Newton teaching a young QB could do wonders for a franchise looking toward the future. Do you believe Newton is serious about being a backup? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. For the latest NFL news, stay here with us at HNHH.

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Tyler Reed is a current Sports Writer for HotNewHipHop. He started back in March of 2023 with the company. During his time Tyler has shown his expertise in all things sports. Ranging from NBA news, all the way to boxing and MMA. He has bylines with several outlets, such as Busted Coverage, where Tyler has covered the NFL, College Football, WWE and beyond. Tyler has also written for Detroit Jock City, Wildcat Blue Nation and Swarm and Sting for the FanSided Network. Tyler is a massive Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. Being from Kentucky, he chose connections to sports franchises that he enjoyed watching as a child. Unfortunately, his professional fandoms have only brought him pain. Tyler's hobbies outside of work include exercising and binge-watching the same shows he has watched for the last decade while endlessly scrolling through social media. His favorite hip-hop artists are Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kentucky's own Jack Harlow.