The Patriots’ decision to release Cam Newton means Mac Jones is officially the New England guy. Here are three teams that are still using the former MVP.
Cam Newton is officially a free agent after being released by the Patriots. This is good news for Mac Jones, but the deal could also benefit several NFL teams who still need help strengthening their options in the most important position in the game.
Newton’s big personality doesn’t fit everywhere, and he doesn’t have the same talent as in his heyday with the Panthers. That said, the following three teams could really benefit from adding Newton to their quarterback room.
3. Ravens: Cam Newton can support Lamar Jackson
It’s unclear whether Newton is interested in being a backup or not, but the Ravens should definitely be interested in getting him to work behind Lamar Jackson. The addition of Newton would allow Baltimore’s offensive coaching staff to maintain the same offensive system even if Jackson is forced to miss the time due to injury.
The Ravens might even play around with the idea of using Newton as a gadget option in close range situations. That would save Jackson valuable wear and tear once the team is determined to play the ball. It would be a mistake to take a dynamic talent like Jackson off the field too often, but Newton’s physical running ability makes it a fascinating option for Baltimore.
John Harbaugh is also a die-hard coach who can get the most out of Newton at this late stage in his career. The former NFL MVP may not be ready to settle for a backup role, but the Baltimore ring hunt could benefit everyone involved.