4 reasons Cam Newton should be Jackson State’s next head coach

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Cam Newton seems to be comfortable not playing football, but can he be a coach? Here’s why he should be considered by Jackson State.

Deion Sanders leaving Jackson State to become Colorado’s head coach has been the biggest topic in sports media as of late. There’s been praise and criticism over his decision to take the job at a Power 5 program after he sought to bring about change and attention to historically black colleges and universities, but some are disappointed with how quickly the former All-Pro cornerback jumped ship.

However, not enough attention has been brought to the open position left behind by Sanders. If Jackson State is looking to fill the void with another big splash, then they need to look no further than former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

Newton seems to be comfortable embracing his new role as a content creator and full-time dad, but his talents and abilities can still be utilized in football. Of course, he is in great shape and could step back on the gridiron in a shiny helmet at any time, but what about the opportunity to dawn a different type of headpiece?

It’s no secret that Newton is one of the smartest quarterbacks you’ll ever watch. So if given the opportunity he can become a brilliant head coach of a program in need of a superstar.

With that being said, here are some reasons why Newton would be a great fit to replace Sanders at Jackson State.

Reason No. 1

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Cam Newton has coaching experience

During the offseason, along with working on his own game, Cam Newton spends his time helping develop the players of tomorrow with his 7-on-7 coaching program. The former NFL MVP is still quite young himself, but his camp for the next wave of talented players has produced stars such as quarterback Justin Fields and standout wide receiver Jakobi Meyers since its inception.

In addition to his own program, Newton has partnered with Overtime to create another football league called OT7 in an effort to showcase the talents and abilities of young football players. It’s clear that the Carolina Panthers’ all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns has a passion for paying it forward to the next generation.

Newton’s experience with developing talent should not be overlooked and could be an easy segue into coaching.