Cam Newton free to select his next destination as Panthers reportedly decide to release former first overall pick
Where will Cam Newton play in 2020?
That’s one of the biggest question marks in the NFL this offseason as the former No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft is set to officially move on from the Carolina Panthers in the coming hours. Interestingly enough, Newton isn’t the only former No. 1 pick available on the free agent market at the moment as Jameis Winston and Jadeveon Clowney are both unsigned at this time.
After signing free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the Saints, signing former XFL signal-caller P.J. Walker and trading away Kyle Allen, Carolina quickly and suddenly rebuilt the team’s quarterback room over the last week. Following the decision to pay Bridgewater $40 million guaranteed over the next two seasons, there was no doubt the new coaching staff in Carolina planned to move on from Newton.
The club attempted to trade Newton in recent days but after being forced to place the quarterback on injured reserve after he made just two appearances last season due to a serious foot injury — in addition to his 2020 salary figure of over $19 million — the Panthers must not have found any trade suitors.
Should Newton be released as expected, he will be free to sign with any NFL team of his choice.