Will Seahawks make a run at Cam Newton?

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Last month, Panthers G.M. Scott Fitterer made it clear that the door remains open for quarterback Cam Newton in Carolina. It could be open for him somewhere else, too.

Via USA Today, Sheena Quick of Fox Sports Radio 1340 recently pegged the Seahawks as a team with interest in the 2015 NFL MVP.

It would make sense, given that the Seahawks currently are letting Geno Smith and Drew Lock duke it out for the starting job. But does Newton have enough left to compete with them? His performance has dipped in 2020 and 2021. Last year, the Patriots cut him before Week One, after deciding Mac Jones could get it done. Newton eventually landed in Carolina as, frankly, more of a ticket-selling attraction than the franchise quarterback he once was.

The Seahawks are going a good job of creating the impression that they’re fine with Smith and Lock. Maybe they are. Or maybe they want to be able to add competition on favorable terms, whether it’s Newton or Baker Mayfield or someone else.

26 responses to “Will Seahawks make a run at Cam Newton?

  1. Why? Cam was a very, very good QB but he is done. Geno is probably a better QB at this point. He was never the same after they rushed him back from that arm injury.

  2. Cam’s got nothing left. There’s no reason to think he will be any better than even Drew Lock or Geno Smith at this point. The only reason he got picked up last year was because Tepper wanted butts in the stands as the Panthers season was going off the rails.

  3. Why would the Seahawks want a qb that can’t throw the ball? Let Lock show if he can tap in to some of his once pretty solid potential, or have Geno run a competent if unspectacular offense. Cam Newton offers absolutely nothing to the Hawks.

  4. Wilson to Newton? If they do that it would signal rebuild time in Seattle.

  5. Pete Carroll getting $12M this season to completely tank in what is his final year as a head football coach.

    I get that it is a good payday, but it has to be a tough way to go out.

  6. kayes says:
    June 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm
    Why? Cam was a very, very good QB but he is done. Geno is probably a better QB at this point. He was never the same after they rushed him back from that arm injury.
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    He was never the same after Von Miller ruined his career in SB 50.

  7. I hope they go with Lock because at least he has potential. There’s no way they’re bringing Cam in. Geno is good but can he develop much further?

  8. I believe Cam can still play. He would have started for the Patriots last year if it wasn’t for his vax status.

  9. Do they really need to make a run at him? At this point a casual stroll should be enough

  10. With a full preseason Cam can be a good quarterback. He was competitive in New England’s camp last year, but Mac Jones is the future and the Patriots saw that Mac could play in year one. The Seahawks need positivity and Cam would bring that.

  11. Only if Seattle is looking to add another RB…. If not, there would be absolutely no reason to even think about bringing him in!!!

  12. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    June 1, 2022 at 3:43 pm
    I believe Cam can still play. He would have started for the Patriots last year if it wasn’t for his vax status.

    Says nobody…

  13. BTW, again it is scoring 24 in back to back playoff games.

    Go check how many QB out of 14 QB in last playoff were able to do it, check how much talents Peyton and Rodgers needed around them to do it. OK?

  14. Did Brady ever score less than 20 in BUCS? Given the cheap squad Brady had in Pats, Rodgers wouldn’t even pass first round in playoff.

    BTW, again it is scoring 24 in back to back playoff games. Go check how many QB out of 14 QB in last playoff were able to do it, check how much talents Peyton and Rodgers needed around them to do it. OK?

  15. Really stupid for Hawks to hire any of these guys. Cam, Baker, etc.

    None of them are good enough to win a SB so all they’ll do is mess up next year’s draft.

    Stick with what they have. Either Lock surprises or they suffer for a year and have high picks in a QB heavy draft.

  16. Posturing only. Trying to force the hand of Cleveland/Mayfield by feigning interest.

  17. With two 1st round picks in next year’s QB heavy draft, the only Logical Plan for the Seahawks Quarterback situation this season is to see if Lock can play at a level that makes the Seahawks comfortable that he can be the Long term starting QB. If this were to happen, the Seahawks could then use next year’s two first round picks to fill other needs. If Lock doesn’t pan out, and the Hawks have a bad season, it sets them up in even a better situation to pick a long term QB in next year’s draft.

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