The Patriots Are Cam Newton's Only Destination After Seahawks' Latest Move

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Former Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton | Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Cam Newton remains on the free agent market in what has been a bizarre NFL offseason to this point. He does have injury concerns with his foot, but it is hard to believe there aren't any teams that would even give him a chance, at least as a backup quarterback.

The Seattle Seahawks were one team that should have looked at Newton. Instead, the team opted to keep Geno Smith as Russell Wilson's backup. That is insulting to Newton and all he has done in the NFL and leaves him with one remaining option: the New England Patriots.

The Patriots currently have Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer as the top two quarterbacks on the roster. Some thought Bill Belichick's master plan was to sign Andy Dalton, but he is now in Dallas. That leaves both sides looking like a perfect match if Belichick actually wants his team to compete in 2020.

New England is the one place where Newton could still fight for a starting job as well. Belichick has always tried to keep his roster as competitive as possible and adding Newton to fight for a job would push others as well. The Auburn product was the 2015 NFL MVP and this past season was the first time he missed more than two games in a single season. If his foot injury is cleared by doctors, getting him in New England would be an absolute steal for the franchise.