Former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton trained for NFL scouts last month during Auburn’s pro day with partial hopes of showing franchises that he’s still in top form to lead a professional offense.
“Tell me how these randoms keep getting jobs?” Newton said in a video before Auburn’s pro day referring to several NFL quarterbacks, insinuating that he should also be playing in the NFL.
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Newton’s training was impressive. He made several deep throws and prompted Auburn wide receiver Shedrick Jackson to say, “I think he’s still got it.” An FS1 analyst believes Newton still has it too.
In a recent episode of First things first on FS1, host Nick Wright says he still feels Newton could still be a vital part of an NFL offense. While he disagrees that Newton is a professional starter, Wright says Newton still deserves to play for a championship.
Where does Wright suggest Newton can compete and win a title? None other than the Super Bowl LVII winner, the Heads of Kansas City.
Wright says Newton would be a reliable backup to quarterback Patrick Mahomes and could be used in a variety of packs.
Cam, come to Kansas City. It makes perfect sense,” Wright said on a recent episode of First things first. “He’s not going to cost a lot of money. Their backup has retired in Chad Henne, and Newton is a solid backup. Also, they were able to put together a package for him in certain situations.”
The Chiefs have yet to sign a backup quarterback for Mahomes and can wait to do so during the NFL draft later this month, or may choose to do so before the summer. According to a recent mock draft from ESPN, the Chiefs will not include a quarterback in the draft this year. So keep an eye on Newton for the Chiefs talks.