4 quarterbacks the Panthers could sign for camp competition

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Jamie Newman

There was plenty of hype surrounding Jamie Newman entering the 2021 NFL Draft. The quarterback didn’t end up playing for Georgia following his transfer from Wake Forest after opting out due to COVID-19, which saw the quarterback even fail to hear his name called during the three-day selection process.

Newman did look a little bit rusty at the Senior Bowl, which was to be expected but didn’t exactly help his cause. He was projected by many analysts to go anywhere from Rounds 3-5, so for the signal-caller to drop out of the draft completely was a real head-scratcher.

The prospect signed for the Philadelphia Eagles in undrafted free agency but didn’t last long on the team before he was cut. Not exactly the start Newman had in mind as a professional football player.

Matt Rhule and other members of the Carolina Panthers coaching staff got a good look at Newman at the Senior Bowl, so they’ll know more than most about what sort of tools he could potentially bring to the table.

If they are just looking for a camp body that might end up being a nice project for them with a smooth transition, the Panthers could do far worse than look in Newman’s direction. What comes next would then be down to the player.