3 reasons the Redskins should not pursue a trade for Cam Newton

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Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins have been connected to Cam Newton since Ron Rivera took over as the team’s new head coach. While the rumors went silent for awhile after the Carolina Panthers seemed to throw confidence behind Newton as their starter, they are back with a vengeance.

Carolina made the move to sign free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and have placed Newton on the trade block. Washington was immediately brought up as a potential landing spot for Newton.

Newton has tons of concerns surrounding his past with injuries. He is coming off of a season that saw him only able to play in two games due to said injuries. Reports have stated that his rehab has been going well and that he has been making good progress.

Back in 2018 in 14 games with the Panthers, Newton completed 67.9 percent of his pass attempts for 3,395 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. He also picked up 488 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

All of that being said, the Redskins should not pursue a trade for him. Let’s take a look at three reasons for them to avoid making that move.