Warren Moon Thinks Jacksonville Is The Perfect Spot For Cam Newton
Former Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon thinks he has found the perfect landing spot for free agent quarterback Cam Newton.
The Hall of Fame quarterback appeared on TMZ Sports and said that former Carolina Panther QB Cam Newton would be a great fit for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He believes that current starter Gardner Minshew has not locked down the starters role in Jacksonville and Cam could make a strong push for that job.
“They have Gardner Minshew there as their starter, who is not really a solidified starter in this league yet," Moon told TMZ. "So, I still think there’s an opportunity for Cam to go to a Jacksonville and be a starter there."
Newton, who was the No. 1 overall pick out of Auburn in the 2011 NFL Draft played nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers and was awarded league MVP in 2015 while leading the team to a 15-1 regular season record and a Super Bowl 50 appearance. He was having another MVP caliber type season in 2018 before he suffered a shoulder injury in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers that would eventually lead to him being sidelined for the last two games of the season.
Things got worse for Newtown in 2019. After just two games into the regular season, he was sidelined again with a foot injury that had been nagging him since the third game of the preseason. Newton was placed on the injured reserve list in November of that year and that would lead to him being cut by the Carolina Panthers and replaced by free agent QB Teddy Bridgewater who who signed a three-year, $63 million deal last month.
Moon believes that Newton’s health will be a key factor for where he plays next year as teams will want to see how well he moves coming off the injury that sidelined him last season. He also told TMZ Sports that he does not believe that Newton would be a good replacement in New England after the departure of Tom Brady.
"I just don’t know if Cam fits into that right now," Moon says.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on Thursday that Newton is taking this process one step at a time and is willing to wait until after the NFL Draft before making any decisions on where he wants to play next season.
This move will play out very well for Cam Newton and potential suitors whose need for quarterback was not filled or those teams who are willing to have their rookie signal caller learn the style and pace of the NFL.