No Cam Newton for Washington, yet

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When reporters asked Washington coach Ron Rivera about free-agent quarterback Cam Newton after the Patriots released him, Rivera said that Ryan Fitzpatrick is the team’s starting quarterback.

Pending the results of a Monday MRI, Fitzpatrick may not be. So will that create an opening for Newton?

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Washington Football Team isn’t there yet with Newton. If Fitzpatrick is out, Taylor Heinecke becomes the starter and Kyle Allen becomes the backup.

If the injury bug continues to bite, things could change. One big factor, as previously mentioned, would be the status of the relationship between Newton and coaches who currently are with Washington and who previously were with Carolina, when Newton was there.

8 responses to “No Cam Newton for Washington, yet

  1. The only reason they sign Cam Newton is if they’ve thrown in the towel on the season already and want to tank for a real QB in the draft.

  2. I really want to see Taylor Heieneke get a couple games before turning to Cam Newton, who was – let’s remember – pretty bad last year.

  3. Immunocompromised cancer survivor coach Rivera was pretty adamant in the preseason about his players being vaccinated. Unless something changes with Cam’s status on that front – he won’t be in D.C. anytime soon.

  4. In his second year at New England he still didn’t know the offense, how could he possibly be the WFT’s solution?

  5. Newton is done. Period. He can’t throw a football anymore. He’ll be lucky to be a backup – a starter’s role is simply out of the question at this point. The media is only people talking about possible landing spots, not a whisper from anyone in the NFL.

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