Cam Newton

Cam Newton Not Too Proud To Be A Backup QB

Former NFL MVP Cam Newton says his phone nobody has contacted him about an opportunity with a team this offseason.

The former Patriots and Panthers quarterback didn’t play in 2022, and is now 33 years old. Cam Newton recently took to his YouTube channel to make it clear he’s more than happy to be a backup.

In fact, somewhat bizarrely, he named every QB he would be happy to back up. They are; Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen, Justin Fields, Deshain Watson, Tua Tagovailoa Jalen Hurts, Malik Willis, Sam Howell and Aaron Rodgers.

 

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“There ain’t 32 guys that’s better than me. But I also know that I could also be a backup, and I’m willing to be a backup,” said Cam Newton.

“There’s a narrative that’s out there that says, you know, Cam does not want to be a backup,” he added. “I never said I didn’t want to be a backup.”

It doesn’t sound as if Newton was listing the teams he’d like to call him, exactly. He’d probably like any team to call him, but he’s clearly thought about his next move.

“Some of those guys may already have penciled-in backups that the franchise is probably OK with, and that’s fine,” Newton said. 

 

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“I’m just voicing my opinion and I’m just getting the narrative out. And I didn’t want nobody kind of to assume or live in this false bravado like, ‘Yeah, right, Cam. Hang it up. Your heyday is over with.’

“The truth of the matter is, yes, I am 33, soon to be 34, and I do believe that I have a talent that not a lot of people have. But on another front, there’s so much that I can provide that somebody provided for me in my overall growth.”

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