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Andy Dalton Vs Cam Newton

Andy Dalton Vs Cam Newton

            On April 30th the Cincinnati Bengals released Andy Dalton into Free Agency to join Cam Newton among some other notable players.  Unfortunately, for both Dalton and Newton their past accomplishments are not guaranteeing them a spot on a roster.  Both players came into the league in 2011 and have been overall successful with their former teams.  But yet here we are.  So let’s compare Dalton Vs Newton and then make Nonsense predictions, Let’s Talk Some Nonsense.

 Andy DaltonCam Newton
Record70-61-268-55-1
Total Yards31,59428,041
Touchdowns204182
Interception118108
Rushing TD2258
Awards3x Pro Bowl3x Pro Bowl, 1x All-Pro 1x MVP, 2011 AP Off. RoY, 2015 AP Off. PoY, 2015 Bert Bell Award

            While stats do not tell the full story, it is obvious that both Dalton and Newton have had plenty of success.  The fact that both QBs may have already peaked and on a downward trend is also a factor for their future.  Newton was out of most of last year due to injuries.  For Dalton, while he was on the field, the Bengals started the season on a 0-11 record.

            While it may seem like new news that Dalton is now a free agent, the Bengals already made the 1st step towards their future in drafting Joe Burrow.

The Possibilities

Patriots

            Newton to the Patriots may be where the odds are at.  With Dalton on the market the Patriots have options to either start or serve as mentor to the young Jarrett Stidham.  In theory, the Patriots (Bill Belichick) don’t need to sign a QB if they are chasing Trevor Lawrence.  Dolphins #TankForTua will translate to Patriots #TankForTrevor

Pick: None.  Though Dalton does have the leverage due to the amount of attention that he doesn’t draw to the team in comparison to Newton.

Dolphins – (All Based on Whether Tua Should or Will Start Year 1 and who will be the best mentor?)

            If Tua starts, there is no need for Dalton or Newton.  Fitzpatrick is a serviceable backup but the aim for the Dolphins is to find the best mentor for Tua to show him the way. Maybe the Dolphins have a plan, drafting Tua was step 1, but is a wrong to have a little bit of concern.

Pick: Dalton.

Detroit Lions

            This may sound like nonsense or maybe is just me, but are the expectations for the Matthew Stafford and the Lions extremely low? Starting from 2011 the Lions the Lions have had 3 playoff appearances all of them losing in the Wild Card game; in the 9 year expand only 4 winning seasons; 2 of those losing seasons winning less than 4 games.  So my question here why aren’t the Lions attempting to rebuild or trying something new, since whatever they are doing it is obviously not working.

Lions could look to take a page out of the Titans and signed Dalton/ Newton as a backup and hope for the best.

Pick: Newton.

Nonsense Predictions

Feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots former player Ty Law before Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Newton – Somehow ends on the Chicago Bears roster and has the comeback season he deserves.

2nd Choice – The New York Jets need to have a backup for Sam Darnold.  Newton could feed off that New York energy. Maybe?

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Dalton – Redskins are starting Dwayne Haskins Jr, who they seem to have an odd relationship with.  Alex Smith, who is on depth chart should not be expected to play at a high level.  Rivera could try and get by with Dalton as a backup plan for Haskins.

2nd Choice – ANYWHERE BUT THE JAGUARS

Thank you for reading? Where do you think Dalton and Newton will land?

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Cam Newton!! What’s Next? Back Up, Starter, Free Agent?

What’s Next for Cam Newton, will he be a starter, back up or remain a free agent. Which team could or should take a chance on Newton Patriots? Jaguars? Chargers? Seahawks? Dolphins?

Cam Newton!! What’s Next? Back Up, Starter, Free Agent?

Cam Newton!! What’s Next? Back Up, Starter, Free Agent?

                What’s Next for Cam Newton, will he be a starter, back up or remain a free agent.  Which team could or should take a chance on Newton Patriots? Jaguars? Chargers? Seahawks? Dolphins? Newton was the 1st round pick for the Panthers back in 2011, 1x MVP, 3x Pro  Bowl and more accolades in his career.  Newton’s stats in 125 games 68-55-1 record, 59.6 Completion Rate, 29,041 total yards, 182 Touchdowns and 108 Interceptions.  So, what is next for Newton?

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Starter

  • Patriots

Currently the Patriots QB depth chart contain Jarrett Stidham (sophomore, 3 games in 2019, 0 TD & 1 Int) and Brian Hoyer, a veteran QB with both starter and back up experience.  Newton, healthy, beats out both Stidham and Hoyer based on stats and experience.  Playstyle wise it would be a little different for Newton, who could be ask to depend more on his passing and not so much on his running.  The Patriots will still benefit from a proven playmaker.

The Patriots’ have the best odds for a landing place for Newton, due to their lack of depth and experience, but it really depends on their plan for the 2020 season.  The Patriots can aim to come to term with Newton for a short term without any future commitments.  Now if the Patriots take more a route or commitments towards a higher draft pick (Trevor Lawrence), the Newton may have a different mindset and may value winning a bit more.

  • Dolphins

If the Dolphins want to give Tua Tagovailoa a year off in more a learning role while remaining (somewhat) competitive then Newton gives them the best shot.  While the Dolphins do have Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen on the roster, signing Newton would just add another mentor for Tua.  The signing of Newton, would have the biggest negative effect on Rosen, who is still young and trying to prove himself.

The key for the Dolphins is to bring in Newton as the best possible for mentor for Tua.  On a starting role, Newton will have a quality RB in Jordan Howard and receivers that can make plays in DeVante Parker and Albert Winston.  In the AFC East, the Dolphins have to fight off the Patriots, Bills and Jets so even a playoff spot could be a possibility.

  • Notable Mentions: Chargers

The same argument what was made for the Dolphins signing Newton can be made for the Chargers.

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Back up

  • Jaguars

The situation or appeal here is that the Leonard Fournette is recruiting Newton to the Jaguars.  The problem is that Fournette himself have been part of trading rumors.  The Jaguars’ seem committed to Gardner Minshew II but without the guaranteed that he can be the same trending and quality player from last year.  Newton could be their back up plan (pun intended).

  • Cowboys

While this may seem unlike or absolutely nonsense, Jerry Jones can put some pressure on Dak Prescott by signing Newton.  After signing him subtle Marcus Mariotta and Ryan Tannerhill references could be made to throw fuel into the drama.

  • Notable mentions: Cardinals, Bengals

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Free Agent

  • Bears

Newton to the Bears could be a possibility based on the unsatisfaction the Bears have with Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles recent health history.  Also factoring the amount of money they have to leftover thanks to Khalil Mack’s contract.

Final Thoughts

                If Newton understand that he is not the same player from a couple years ago, making him willing to adapt his game and change his mentality he will be a contributor to any team that he goes.  In my opinion the Dolphins and Bears are where he could have the most success as he looks to rebound from last season.

Thanks for reading!! What do you think about the Newton situation and where do you think he can be the best fit?