Chicago Bears Exploring Trade for Cam Newton

Frank Doyle | Updated Mar 18, 2020

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The thought here is that Newton would be a good fit for Matt Nagy's offence, though you have to wonder whether he'd be much of an upgrade over Trubisky.

Could Cam Newton be the answer to the Chicago Bears’ long-running quarterback woes?

The latest talk is that the Carolina Panthers are expected to release Newton, but the Bears are at least looking into the possibility of swinging a trade before that happens so that they wouldn’t have to compete for Newton’s services on the open market. Newton is available now that Teddy Bridgewater has committed to joining the Panthers.

“One of the distinct pleasures of my career was selecting Cam with the first pick in the 2011 draft,” Carolina GM Marty Hurney said. “Every year difficult decisions are made and they are never easy. We have been working with Cam and his agent to find the best fit for him moving forward and he will always be a Carolina Panther in our hearts.”

Newton vs. Trubisky for Bears Starting Quarterback?

After Mitchell Trubisky struggled again last year, Chicago wants to bring in other quarterback options if possible. The thought here is that Newton would be a good fit for Matt Nagy’s offence, though you have to wonder whether he’d be much of an upgrade over Trubisky.

Newton, who turns 31 in May, started just two games last year before hitting the shelf with a Lisfranc injury. He was expected to be ready for spring camp before the NFL shut down due to the coronavirus. Newton is also the Panthers’ franchise leader in passing yards, touchdowns, and rushing touchdowns.

Chicago Bears Betting Odds

2020-2021 Regular season wins

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Chicago’s regular season win total is pegged at over/under 7.5 and the Bears are at +400 to win the NFC North Division.

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