A few years ago, Cam Newton rose to prominence as one of the NFL’s most recognizable players, spending the majority of his career with the Carolina Panthers.
Despite being away from football for the past couple of years, the 34-year-old quarterback has expressed interest in making a comeback.
Last year, Newton hinted at his willingness to support starting quarterbacks and showcased his skills at Auburn’s pro day in March 2023, throwing passes to wide receivers, including his brother, Caylin Newton.
Recently, he reiterated his openness to an NFL return but specified the sole team he’d consider playing for – his hometown Falcons.
During a “Good Morning Football” appearance, Newton, who was born in Atlanta, emphasized his commitment to family and his connection to the city.
Having attended Westlake High School in Atlanta, he later played for the Florida Gators before transferring to Blinn Junior College and ultimately finishing his college career at Auburn, winning the 2010 Heisman Trophy.
Now a father of five and a successful business owner and real estate investor in Atlanta, Newton expressed his desire to stay rooted in the city.
Despite his 2015 NFL MVP accolade and leading the Panthers to Super Bowl L during his nine-year tenure in Charlotte, he signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots for the 2020 season.
With the Falcons parting ways with head coach Arthur Smith and young quarterback Desmond Ridder struggling in the 2023 season, Newton’s veteran presence could be valuable in the quarterback room if the Falcons decide to explore new options during the offseason.