Former NFL MVP Cam Newton To Attend Auburn's Pro Day In Bid To Revive Football Career


Photo: Instagram/Cam Newton

Cam Newton, the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, is set to attend Auburn's Pro Day on March 21, 2023, where he started his NFL journey back in 2011.

Newton announced his presence at the event in a video posted on Twitter, indicating his interest in reviving his football career after not being on an NFL team in the 2022 season.

The 33-year-old quarterback is still determined to play at the highest level, as evident from his question in the announcement video about how "randoms" are getting quarterback jobs over him.

Photo: Instagram/Cam Newton

Despite his achievements, Newton's belief in himself as a starting quarterback may have hampered his ability to be on an NFL roster.

The Carolina Panthers, who drafted him, signed Andy Dalton, another quarterback from his 2011 draft class, to mentor their new franchise quarterback selected with the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Newton still views himself as a starting quarterback, which might not align with the Panthers' vision for their new QB.

Newton's career highlights include winning the Heisman Trophy and the BCS National Championship in his one season on campus in 2010 and leading the Panthers to a Super Bowl 50 appearance in 2015.

He is the only player in NFL history with over 30,000 passing yards and over 5,000 rushing yards in his 11-season career from 2011-2021.

However, injuries to his throwing shoulder and a Lisfranc foot injury caused his 2019 season to end after just two games.

After being released by the Panthers in March 2020, Newton joined the New England Patriots, but lost his job to Mac Jones after the team went 7-8 in his 15 starts in 2020.

He later reunited with the Panthers in 2021 but was unable to win any of his five starts and threw more interceptions than touchdowns. Newton has been a free agent since last offseason.

Newton's Pro Day performance may be critical to his chances of finding NFL employment again.

He will need to demonstrate that he still has the skills to play at the highest level and that he is willing to take a smaller, backup role to be successful.

Nonetheless, his record-breaking achievements and experience make him an attractive prospect for many NFL teams.

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Source: CBS Sports
 


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