NFL free company 2022: Panthers GM Scott Fitterer says Carolina is ‘nonetheless open’ to re-signing Cam Newton


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The Carolina Panthers will as soon as once more be on the hunt for a quarterback this offseason. The workforce could have Sam Darnold on the roster after selecting up his fifth-year possibility final offseason, nevertheless it would not appear as if that can restrict the group as they search for a long-term reply beneath middle. Regardless of how the workforce decides to do it, they’ll once more forged a large internet in looking for a signal-caller. That seems to incorporate probably re-signing Cam Newton

On the NFL Scouting Mix in Indianapolis, GM Scot Fitterer informed reporters on Wednesday that there’s a risk that the Panthers convey Newton again for subsequent season.

“We’re nonetheless open to Cam,” Fitterer stated. “However once more, we need to have that dialog with him straight.”

Newton, who is about to hit free company later this month, returned to the Panthers within the midst of final season after he was launched by the New England Patriots earlier than Week 1. Whereas the homecoming was to Carolina, the workforce he performed 9 seasons with to start his profession, was nostalgic, this second act wasn’t as prolific as the primary the place he helped the workforce to Tremendous Bowl 50 and received an MVP award. Newton was 0-5 because the starter in 2021 and had a passer ranking of 64.4 over that stretch. 

On condition that manufacturing, Newton possible will not be the highest possibility for the Panthers as they search for somebody they will construct round. If Newton have been keen to tackle a backup/mentor position to a younger quarterback Carolina drafts, nonetheless, that could possibly be an intriguing possibility that would profit either side. 

Newton did say after the season that he wish to proceed his profession, however solely beneath the suitable circumstances. If that is not in Carolina, will probably be price watching to see if any workforce throughout the league decides to signal Newton at this stage of his profession. 



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