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Report: Cam Newton interested in signing with Patriots

Cam Newton
Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cam Newton rumor mill has been going strong since he was released by the Carolina Panthers. Here’s one that makes too much sense.

The New England Patriots need a quarterback. And reportedly, Newton is interested in signing with the storied NFL franchise, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler (via B/R Gridiron).

The Patriots are one of the few teams left that make much sense as a landing spot for Newton. If they are even remotely interested in signing Newton, one huge challenge must be overcome: New England barely has any cap space (under $1 million, per Over The Cap).

Fans are very much on board with the idea, and of course the Patriots would be right back in the thick of it as a contender with the former MVP under center in 2020.

It’s going to be a while before Newton is signed, though, and so the waiting game continues.