After garnering little attention on the trading block, the Carolina Panthers have cut ties with former MVP Cam Newton.
News on where he may land has been few and far between. Most teams seem to have a plan at the quarterback position, leaving Newton on the outside looking in.
The Miami Dolphins, for example, figure to take a quarterback with their fifth overall selection in this year’s draft, or possibly trade up to snag Tua Tagovailoa. But, Cam to Miami could be a match made in heaven if the team wants to go that route.
They’re clearly on an upward trend after playing well down the stretch last season. Head coach Brian Flores has gained the respect of the locker room and the organization has gone out and added some solid talent through free agency.
Byron Jones, Kyle Van Noy and Jordan Howard are all notable signings for Miami. Adding Newton to that bunch would solidify this offseason as a home run for the franchise.
Miami should be appealing for Newton. He’ll be entering a contending situation and he’ll be able to play under the South Beach sun for at least eight weeks.
It would be a win-win signing for Miami. They’d likely sign him to a one-year prove it deal, where they can cut him with little to no cap penalty. However, if he comes in and performs well, Miami will be able to extend him during the season and have a Pro Bowl caliber player quarterbacking their team for the forseeable future.
If healthy, Newton would be the best quarterback any team could hope to acquire this offseason. Miami would be wise to explore this as a potential option at quarterback for 2020.