2. Newton still needs to prove injuries aren’t concerning
Prior to the start of the 2019 season, there was some concern surrounding Newton coming off a shoulder injury that forced the former No. 1 pick to miss the final few games of 2018.
But unfortunately, a Lisfranc injury last season forced Newton to play in just two games for the Panthers in 2019, which could be part of the reason no one has been jumping the gun to sign him at this point in the offseason.
If a NFL team truly believed Newton was capable of being a reliable starter, he would have been signed a long time ago.
Over the months, there has been plenty of talk surrounding the progress made by Newton during his recovery, and hopefully he will be able to prove doubters wrong in time there are no reasons for concern over whether he can stay healthy.
Then again, even if Newton ends up on a team at some point, and shows he has what it takes to remain healthy, there is no way to tell what kind of impact the veteran quarterback will be ready to make.
Staying healthy is one thing, but the other disadvantage Newton has to face is showing he can return to his dominant ways from a few years ago, and still help a team in need of improvement at the quarterback position, whether it’s the Redskins or someone else.