FS1 analyst on win-now Cam Newton destination: ‘It makes perfect sense’

Former Auburn quarterback and NFL MVP Cam Newton Mandatory Credit: The Montgomery Advertiser
Former Auburn quarterback and NFL MVP Cam Newton Mandatory Credit: The Montgomery Advertiser /

Auburn legend Cam Newton was recently pitched as a free agent fit for the Kansas City Chiefs by FanSided’s Michael DeRosa, and few are as high on the idea as FOX Sports 1 analyst Nick Wright is — with the FS1 host saying Newton to KC “makes perfect sense.”

“Cam, come to Kansas City,” Wright pleaded. “It makes perfect sense. He’s not going to cost a lot of money. Their back-up has retired in Chad Henne, and Newton is a solid back-up. They could also build a package for him in certain situations.”

Wright no longer sees Newton as someone who is definitively worthy of receiving a starting job with one of the NFL’s 32 franchises. “He’s not going to be a starter but that doesn’t mean that he can’t win a championship,” Wright said. “Once upon a time I agreed with Cam. When he was looking for a job, he was one of the 32 best players in the league… I don’t know that he is now. He might be better than some of the rookies, but you’re playing them to see what they can turn into.”

Anonymous NFL coach: Anthony Richardson is ‘closest thing to Cam Newton’

Cam Newton was once again compared to Anthony Richardson, with an anonymous NFL head coach saying that the Florida product is the “closest thing to Cam” of any quarterback in the last 12 years.

“I think he’s the closest thing we’ve seen to Cam, and his combine numbers were obviously better,” the coach told Bruce Feldman of The Athletic (subscription required). “I think that comp is fair. I think his best football is in front of him.”

The coach said Richardson had a lot of upside and marveled at the QB’s six-foot-four, 230-pound frame.

“Pro football is changing and becoming more like college football with the running quarterback,” the coach said. “And holy s–t, this guy is big. Because of how strong his arm is and how big and fast he is, there’s a lot of upside there.”