Chances of Auburn football legend returning to long-time home ‘remote at best’

The chances of one of the all-time Auburn football legends returning to his longtime NFL home were deemed "remote at best" Mandatory Credit: Democrat and Chronicle
The chances of one of the all-time Auburn football legends returning to his longtime NFL home were deemed "remote at best" Mandatory Credit: Democrat and Chronicle /
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The chances of Auburn football legend Cam Newton returning to his longtime NFL home, the Carolina Panthers, were deemed to be “remote at best” by Cat Crave’s Dean Jones.

“Young might want to work with Newton and there’s no doubt the veteran would be a real asset to his development, but the chances of Carolina bringing him back again are remote at best,” Jones wrote. The presence of recent Panthers signing Andy Dalton is the primary reason the 2010 Auburn football national champion won’t be backing up whoever is selected No. 1 during the 2023 NFL draft to Carolina.

“They’ve signed Andy Dalton to be a mentor, which is a role he’s already familiar with after assisting in Justin Fields’ early development on the Chicago Bears,” Jones wrote.

Likely Carolina Panthers No. 1 pick admired Auburn football legend growing up

Bryce Young, who has been heavily rumored to be the Panthers’ most likely selection with the first pick in the NFL draft at the end of this week, told Sports Illustrated how much he admired Newton growing up — and said it was surreal to be compared to the former NFL MVP with Carolina.

“Honestly, it’s surreal to even hear a sentence like that,” Young said. “I grew up watching Cam and just to see the success that he had, how much he changed the game, changed the position, being an MVP, having so much success at the NFL level—that’s something that was always a dream. And I have so much respect for him and look up to him. So, under any circumstance, whatever the scenario is—I feel like there’s so much that I can learn from him and I would love to learn from him. And again, from conversation to anything. I’ve learned a lot from him just from watching and just from being a fan as a player and as a person. In any capacity, being able to learn from him I feel like would be really great for me.”