Is Cam's NFL Future As a Backup?

Sep 12, 2019; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) drops back to pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
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NFL Network's NFL insider Ian Rapoport Joined Dukes & Bell on Tuesday to talk about the first week of free agency, the landscape of the NFC South with the arrival of Tom Brady, and whether there is a market for Cam Newton?

When asked if the Chargers were interested in Cam Newton, Rapoport talked about the market for the 2015 MVP.

“I would say it probably does make sense, but they’re not interested,” Rapoport said. “When you look at the Panthers they tried to trade Cam to the Bears, they tried to trade him to the Chargers, neither of those teams were interested. So they had to release him.

"I didn’t get the sense the Chargers would be interested even if Cam was a free agent because they came out so strongly and said Tyrod’s our guy. So to me I don’t think the Chargers, or the Patriots, or the Bears are a realistic possibility. I think if you’re Cam Newton, if you don’t want to be a backup, then you might have to wait. That's just become the reality of it.”