“You know, the thing about Cam really is the situation"
It was expected by many that Rivera and Newton would be a package deal in Washington. Newton's only really played for coach Rivera, However "Super" Cam is still a free agent.
Rivera beat around the subject and hinted he had his quarterbacks but gave no real answer on Good Morning Football this Thursday.
“You know, the thing about Cam really is the situation …We’re in a situation where we’ve got two really young quarterbacks, one that’s been with us, been in the system, understands how we want things done and the other one is a guy who was taken last year in the first round and shows some promise.I think with Cam, and I have thought about it, I mean, it’s something that’s run through my mind, and it’s about the situation and circumstances. I’m not sure I would do it. I’m not sure if I wouldn’t do it. It depends on circumstances.”
According to Hunter Noll of clutch point "The Redskins already have Dwayne Haskins. The 22-year-old had an up-and-down rookie season in 2019, but it ended on a high note where his on-field performance was concerned."
Rivera already signed one former Panthers' quarterback, in Allen. Newton still being a free agent this late into the off season will effectively lower his asking price, if Rivera or anyone else wants to take the risk.
Newton is one of four starters still waiting on the free agent market, along with Joe Flacco, Andy Dalton, and Blake Bortles.
The Redskins appear to already have their starter and backup quarterback locked up. The odds of them bringing in Newton appear low but as former Falcons HC Jerry Glanville used to say "You know what NFL stands for Not For Long!" ; NFL roster are ever evolving.
One could make the case, the reason these four have not been added to a quarterback room, is because it's about quality over quantity.
In the video below Ray Rauth from DPN Sports Talk was live on SportsCastr and ClutchPoints discussing how the Jacksonville Jaguars are in the market for a veteran quarterback, and Rauth is wondering if Andy Dalton is a fit for Doug Marrone's offense.