2. Cam wants to start.
Once upon a time, Cam Newton walked into the NFL as the first-overall selection of 2011’s draft. That season, he walked away with both the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Award and the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
2015’s season wound up with him winning the MVP Trophy as he led the Carolina Panthers to a 15-1 win-loss total in the regular season, home-field advantage throughout the NFL Playoffs and an appearance in the 50th Super Bowl.
He’s never been the prototypical pocket passer. What he is closer to, from a comparison’s standpoint, is being a bigger Michael Vick. Athletically, few could match him. It was like having a quarterback in a linebacker’s body, but we all know he isn’t the guy that’s going to put his shoulder down and run over people anymore. At least he shouldn’t be thinking along those lines.
Accuracy was never his strongest suit, and now, even that has gotten worse. There appear to be no realistic options for employment until at least after the draft. Most teams have their starter or they’re eyeing one in the upcoming selection meeting. At this point in his career, Cam Newton is probably better suited for the backup role, and that leads to yet another reason why he won’t work in Philly.
They’ve made it abundantly clear that they’re one-hundred percent behind Carson Wentz, as they should be.