4 better free agency fits for Cam Newton in 2021

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Denver Broncos

Much was expected of the Broncos heading into the season. But despite a standout display against the Carolina Panthers, there hasn’t been much to shout about where quarterback Drew Lock is concerned.

The second-year signal-caller has yet to prove he is consistent enough to become a viable, long-term starter. General manager John Elway knows a thing or two about being a successful quarterback in the NFL and he will not hesitate to pull the trigger on a veteran like Cam Newton if he feels like it will give his team a better chance of being more competitive.

This is something he’s done before.

With great success.

Elway’s decision to acquire Peyton Manning came with a Super Bowl at the expense of the Panthers. If he did the same with Newton, it’s hard to suggest it wouldn’t put them in a better spot despite the AFC West being one of the NFL’s most competitive divisions.

The weapons are there, even if the distribution has been erratic.

Denver has two strong running backs in Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay, talented wide receivers such as Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, Courtland Sutton, and Tim Patrick, in addition to a tight end with enormous potential in Noah Fant.

Newton might have also suffered some accuracy issues during his career. But his game is about so much more than that.