NFL Rumors: Seattle Seahawks looking to sign Cam Newton?

Written by Doug Rush

With Russell Wilson still sidelined and Geno Smith not having success, could the Seattle Seahawks look to sign Cam Newton?

With Russell Wilson out due to the finger injury he suffered a few weeks ago on Thursday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams, the Seattle Seahawks have been relegated to starting Geno Smith.

How has that worked out for Seattle? Not great.

On paper, Smith has held his own, but the Seahawks are 0-2 with him and he’s not exactly looking like he’ll get the Seahawks to the playoffs.

Thus, it has forced the Seahawks to look at a free agent who has been at home waiting for the right opportunity.

Cam Newton.

Reports have indicated that Seattle has in fact spoken to Newton, who is vaccinated and wants to play again in 2021.

Newton was with the New England Patriots last season, starting in 15 games and threw for 2,657 yards with eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Newton was 7-8 as the Patriots starter in 2020.

The Patriots had brought Newton back on another one-year deal, but he was released after Mac Jones was given the starting quarterback job, which made sense since Jones was drafted in the first round and his progression in training camp and the preseason elevated enough to where he was named the starter.

Newton is hoping for a chance to play and this may be the right opportunity for him. The Seahawks are 2-4 and in last place of the NFC West with the Cardinals at 6-0 and Rams at 5-1. The 49ers are 2-3, but they hardly look like a playoff contender.

At worst, the Seahawks should sign him and see what he can do. He’s better than Geno Smith and can give a spark to the Seahawks offense.

Considering Newton spent most of 2019 on the sidelines due to injuries and what ultimately lead to his departure from the franchise, the rest for the first six weeks of the league can only help the 32-year-old.

Would Seahawks fans want Newton? Let’s check.

Looks like the majority would want Pete Carroll to get Newton to Seattle. As of right now, nothing has happened yet, but maybe the Seahawks losing again and Geno Smith getting embarrassed on national television against the New Orleans Saints can prompt a quarterback change.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.