Seahawks contacted free agent QB Cam Newton
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has been exploring his options after the injury to quarterback Russell Wilson and the 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday.
In an interview with 710 ESPN’s Mike Salk, Carroll said he had spoken to former New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton.
“Just so you know, we have talked to him,” Carroll said on Monday. “We’re talking to everybody that could help us.”
The Seahawks have also contacted several other quarterbacks, including former Jacksonville starter Blake Bortles, who was called in for a workout session in Seattle, but was let go eventually.
Meanwhile, on his personal YouTube channel, Newton shared his preparations to return to the NFL. The 32-year-old has received his COVID-19 vaccine and is very much excited to step on the field again.
“Hell yeah, I want to still play football,” Newton said. “I still get that urge to go out and perform and do something that I’ve been doing since I was seven years old.”
Newton also said he has “been getting offers,” although he did not give any details.
The 2015 NFL MVP has thrown 190 touchdown passes for more than 31,000 yards in his 140 career games. Newton was released by the Patriots prior to the 2021 NFL regular season.
In 2020, Newton started 15 games for New England and scored 12 touchdowns and completed 65 percent of his passes.
A team with an injured quarterback reached out to a non injured quarterback? Woah.
Be kinda odd seeing him as a seahawk. I know a lot of Seahawks fans dislike Cam after he ripped that kid's 12 man flag from the stands. I think it happened in the playoff game in 2015.
Would this be an upgrade over Geno? I havent watched any Seahawks games this year, but I remember Cam being kinda bad last year.
Russ needed someone to water his herb garden while he rehabs his watering hand.
Cameron Jerrell Newton is an American football quarterback who is a free agent. He played his first nine seasons in the National Football League with the Carolina Panthers,wikipedia
Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League .wikipedia
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