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Why Nobody Wants Cam Newton

Written by Seth Lockard

It’s crazy to think that Cam Newton does not have a job in the NFL. 2015 NFL MVP has not played this season and continues to be a free agent. You would have thought that someone would have given him a chance by now.

The Saints have lost starting quarterback James Winston to a torn ACL and he will be out for the remainder of the season. Sad news for Jameis Winston fans, had looked like he found a home and a secure starting job.

With Winston out for the rest of the season, the Saints need to figure out the next step. The Saints are likely on their way to a playoff run this season with one of the best defenses in the NFL so they need to get a quarterback that can continue the path for this team. They have Trevor Siemian who led them to a victory on Sunday over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but it is very unlikely that they will continue with Siemian as the starter for the remainder of the season. Taysom Hill is expected to return soon but how soon? We still do not know.

Could the Saints go after Cam Newton? Saints head coach Sean Payton knows all about Newton after having to deal with him for close to a decade in the AFC South when he played for the Carolina Panthers. It would be interesting to see Newton play for Payton after all they have been through playing on opposing sides of each other.

It has been reported however that the Saints will not go after the former NFL MVP.

If I was the Saints or any NFL team looking for an answer or replacement at the quarterback position, I would give Newton a chance.

The Saints will be taking on the Falcons this weekend. If Siemian can beat the GOAT, he should be able to beat the Falcons this weekend.

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Seth Lockard