New Orleans Saints: 3 reasons Cam Newton could be a Drew Brees’ heir
With Cam Newton’s future with the Carolina Panthers up in the air, could he be the heir at quarterback for the New Orleans Saints?
Earlier this year, Cam Newton was listed out for week 3, week-to-week. One week turned into two and two weeks turned into three — before we knew it, Newton hit the injury reserve and his season was over for 2019 and his time in Carolina might be over forever.
That is the news that has been swirling around Newton ever since his injury was first pronounced season-ending.
Kyle Allen is not the future in Carolina, but that is not what we are interested in. We are interested in the future that Cam Newton possesses.
Cam is entering into his 10th season. While his prime might be winding down, Newton still has a lot left in the tank and the New Orleans Saints need to be aware of that entering this year’s free-agency.
ESPN Senior NFL writer Jeremy Fowler stated on the ESPN Daily podcast with host Mina Kimes that he “could envision Newton wearing black and gold someday, maybe as an heir for New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees.”
Fowler said “The wild card here is the New Orleans Saints. Now, it would be unlikely, but one guy I talked to said Sean Payton secretly loved Lamar Jackson in the draft, and he loves that style of quarterback.
Where you can get creative — you can run and you can throw and you can do whatever you want. And so, they’ve kind of experimented with that with Taysom Hill as a result.”
Could Cam Newton be Sean Payton’s successor to Drew Brees who probably only has a couple of years left?
Here are three reasons that Cam Newton would succeed in being the heir to a dynasty in New Orleans.