Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:54 AM
Free Agency Odds for QB Cam Newton
Where will Cam Newton end up when the 2020 season gets underway?
The No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft still has a lot left in the tank, and he will be out to prove himself in the 2020 campaign. After nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton and the team parted ways in the offseason, and the 2015 NFL MVP is the best quarterback on the market.
Unlike Jameis Winston and Andy Dalton, Newton is a virtual lock to be a starter on some team next season, but which uniform will he don in 2020?
Odds provided by DraftKings (IN, NJ PA & WV only)
Subject to Change - T&C's Apply, 21 + Only
Next Team Betting Odds for Cam Newton at DraftKings
Los Angeles Chargers +175
Jacksonville Jaguars +400
New England Patriots +400
Washington Redskins +800
Miami Dolphins +1000
Buffalo Bills +1400
Pittsburgh Steelers +1400
Denver Broncos +2000
Chicago Bears +3300
Las Vegas Raiders +3300
Baltimore Ravens +5000
San Francisco 49ers +6600
All other teams have odds over +10000
The Chargers are the favorites to sign Newton according to DraftKings, and that move makes all the sense in the world for an organization in search of a star to market. Newton is a player that the front office could sell to fans after saying goodbye to Philip Rivers, and the former Heisman Trophy winner would likely welcome a move to Los Angeles in order to set himself up for a career after football. This team is only two years removed from making the playoffs with a 12-4 record, and the Chargers have plenty of promise if they can find the right quarterback.
Jacksonville and New England are the next most likely teams to ink Newton per the NFL free agency odds listed at DraftKings, and both franchises have some interest in the quarterback according to multiple reports. Leonard Fournette has openly campaigned for Newton to come to Duval County, while Bill Belichick is rumored to be intrigued by the prospect of adding him.
It’s unlikely that the Jaguars make a move to sign him as Doug Marrone seems set to go forward with Gardner Minshew, but the Patriots have been linked to Newton repeatedly over the last month. Newton would certainly be intrigued by the opportunity to play with a proven winner, while Belichick loves to get talented players at discounts.
Washington is the only other team with odds of less than 10-1 to sign Newton, but that seems highly improbable. Ron Rivera has stated that he has faith in young Dwayne Haskins, and he has downplayed the prospect of reuniting with Newton. The move wouldn’t make much sense as owner Dan Snyder was vocal about his support of Haskins last year, and he will make sure that the 2019 first round pick is given every chance to succeed.
If the Dolphins don’t select a quarterback with one of their first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, they will immediately become one of the favorites to land Newton. Miami completely bottomed out last year, but the franchise is now poised to contend in the next few seasons with a bevy of draft picks. They are expected to select either Justin Herbert or Tua Tagovailoa on Thursday night, but Newton would likely be the centerpiece of their plans going forward if those plans don’t come to fruition.
There is some value in teams further down the list too. While the San Francisco 49ers made it to the Super Bowl with Jimmy Garoppolo last season, Jimmy G was not impressive in the postseason, and Kyle Shanahan may look to add another option under center. Newton is going to hold out for a starting job, but if he doesn’t come to terms with a team shortly after the draft, he will likely choose the best situation for him as a backup. San Francisco is one of the best teams in the NFL, and Garoppolo’s struggles in the postseason may convince Newton that he could eventually become the starter.
Houston could be in play for Newton too. Bill O’Brien has made several head-scratching decisions since becoming the Texans’ general manager, and there have been a few rumors that Watson might be dealt on draft day. That kind of rumor wouldn’t have legs this time last year, but O’Brien’s history has that potential move in play. If Watson was dealt, Houston would immediately become one of the favorites to land Newton.