To say Cam Newton has had an interesting career would be a massive understatement. The charismatic quarterback has gone from Auburn champion to number one overall pick to league MVP to Super Bowl-losing QB to… well, we’ll skip a few years and just say he’s a free agent now. Newton spent last year as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots, where he led the team to a 7-8 record. After being cut from the Patriots before the start of the season, Newton has remained a free agent for the first seven weeks of the season. However, the odds are favoring the 32-year-old to land in one particular spot. Let’s take a look at the recent odds shift for the QB’s next team.
Seahawks Strong Favorite For Cam Newton’s Next Team
It’s only been two weeks since the Seattle Seahawks lost Russell Wilson and the team already looks desperately out of sync. The quarterback was knocked out with a finger injury against the Los Angeles Rams, and backup Geno Smith simply hasn’t been able to replicate the franchise QB’s output. The team is 0-2 in Smith’s starts, losing in primetime to both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New Orleans Saints. The team is 2-5 and desperate for a win.
Enter Newton, who is now an odds-on favorite to land with the Seattle Seahawks. The odds for Newton’s next team start with the Seahawks at +175. This is especially interesting since the oddsmakers didn’t even have the team listed for the quarterback a month ago. Newton has a 75-63-1 record as a starter in his ten-year career, along with 190 passing TDs, 118 interceptions, and 70 rushing TDs. He’s regressed in recent years, but his experience could prove useful as the Seahawks attempt to keep their collective heads above water.
What Other Teams Are in the Cards For Cam?
If Seattle doesn’t end up giving Newton a call, there are plenty of other potential suitors for Newton. The Houston Texans are next on the list at +500, as they’ve been dealing with an injury to Tyrod Taylor as well as mediocre play from rookie Davis Wells. Up next is the Washington Football team at +600, who are in an oddly similar situation to Houston with an injured veteran and an underperforming young passer. And then there’s a three-way tie at +800 with the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, and New York Giants. Interestingly, the two longest shots on the board are the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers at +10000.
What Other Options Are There?
Outside of Newton, there aren’t a ton of big names available for the Seattle Seahawks right now. Names like Ryan Finley, Deshone Kizer, and Blake Bortles might not instill the Seahawks with much confidence. The only other option is to trade for a veteran quarterback. The Chicago Bears would likely be willing to get rid of either Andy Dalton or Nick Foles for the right price. Additionally, Gardner Minshew’s name seems to always pop up when a team needs a fill-in passer. Whatever the choice is, it seems like we’ll know sooner rather than later what Seattle has planned under center.