Cam Newton's future is still uncertain. Although the quarterback claimed a few organizations had expressed interest, nothing solid has yet materialized.
Newton doesn't seem ready to move quite yet. The former Heisman Trophy winner and league MVP has declared he would be happy to take a backup position if it was a good match and the franchise had a substantial likelihood of making the playoffs.
Here are the top five landing spots for Cam Newton in 2023.
#1 - Buffalo Bills
Only a few, if any, teams can provide the three-time Pro Bowler with an opportunity to win like this juggernaut, considering that the Buffalo Bills are now a team poised to challenge for the Super Bowl.
Newton's familiarity with head coach Sean McDermott, who served as the Carolina Panthers' defensive coordinator from 2011 to 2016, undoubtedly helps.
Josh Allen has the Bills' quarterback situation covered. The Bills are also one of the select few teams who would likely struggle to find an improvement in the role.
The Bills may be the perfect franchise for Newton if he wants to play for a team that values success and will accept his unique style.
#2 - Carolina Panthers
It would be beneficial commercially for Carolina to bring back Newton. It's logical from a playing viewpoint as well.
Cam Newton is a seasoned quarterback who can keep supporting up-and-coming players like P.J. Walker and Sam Darnold, and he'd be a great fallback.
Newton is one of the best players in the team's history, and he is familiar with the staff and the system.
#3 - Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers will aim to deal for a top experienced quarterback or use a high draft choice to select a youngster in the future as they continue to tackle the quarterback issue. While their offensive line is still being rebuilt, starting a player like Newton might make sense.
#4 - Las Vegas Raiders
The veteran might eventually join the Las Vegas Raiders in 2023. With the Raiders, there is undoubtedly a need for someone new behind Derek Carr. The squad's other experienced quarterbacks are Jarrett Stidham and Nick Mullens.
Josh McDaniels, the head coach, may try Newton. Since Newton spent a year in New England in 2020, they have had a preexisting connection.
#5 - Washington Commanders
According to Ron Rivera, the Washington Commanders haven't been competitive with the rest of the NFC East. However, the big talking point is how frequently that's been the situation over the previous five years.
Their most recent gamble on Carson Wentz has faltered for various reasons, notably their failure to adequately protect the frequently criticized quarterback. Additionally, while lively, backup Taylor Heinicke isn't a long-term solution.