KEY POINTS

  • Several teams are now relying on the free-agent market after the recently-concluded NFL draft 
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars are the speculated favorites to land former MVP Cam Newton
  • Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is one of the former NFL players who feel Cam Newton is a fit for the Jaguars

The offseason talks have increased with the conclusion of the recent NFL draft. The hottest free agent on the market Cam Newton is favored to join the Jacksonville Jaguars says former NFL players.

There have been reports released that the New England Patriots are the betting favorites to sign Newton. Despite the odds of being at -190 for the Patriots, several experts have slammed the idea that Newton is bound for New England.

Instead, the most likely location that Newton will end up is speculated to be the Jaguars. Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms backs up this notion.

“I think it’s stupid to say he’ll go to New England,” Simms said in NBC Sports.

“New England is big into framing their football team. I think if they wanted to do Cam Newton, they would have drafted players that fit Cam Newton’s style of play and I just don’t see that happening. So I’m gonna say Jacksonville is my leader in the clubhouse here,” Simms added.

Hall of Famer Deion Sanders shares the same sentiment for Newton’s new location. In NFL Network’s All Access, Sanders said that with the Jaguars are the best fit for Newton and his elite talent.

"The reason it's so tough to have a fit for Cam right now is you're dealing with a league where you have young guys, up and coming, or you've got savvy veterans that have been around," Sanders said by way of 247Sports.

"Now there's a place, the Jacksonville Jaguars, where you don't have either,” Sanders added. 

“Cam Newton could go in there and be a starter. I don't think Cam Newton wants to be a backup. If I was Cam, I wouldn't want to be a backup with the ability he possesses,” Sanders concluded.

It will be a tremendous boost for a team like the Jaguars to reel in a player of Newton’s caliber. The former number one draft pick was a Heisman Trophy winner in 2010 and won the league’s MVP award in 2015.

It’s been a unique couple of months for the sporting world with the looming threat of the coronavirus. While everyone has to wait for sports to resume, looking out for blockbuster signings of the likes of Newton serves as a suitable alternative.

Cam Newton Carolina Panthers Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints in the third quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 17, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: Grant Halverson/Getty Images