NFL GM Says Cam Newton Doesn't Fit on Team Because He Deserves to Start

Sal Capaccio
April 08, 2020 - 12:21 pm

On Tuesday, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane made an appearance on The Zach Gelb Show on CBS Sports Radio and was asked directly by the host if the Bills had any plans on brining former Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to Buffalo.  Here was Beane’s response:

“You know, you never say never.  I know Cam’s mindset and Cam, I can guarantee you, and I have not spoken to him, I can guarantee you Cam’s got a chip on his shoulder.  I know his DNA very well and he thinks he’s being doubted right now, so I think he would have to really change his frame of mind, I would assume.  Again, this is all without talking to him, Zach, but I think he deserves a chance to go start and that’s not really the opportunity that we would have, so again you never say never if things change in his landscape, but I hope that he’ll get a chance to if not start, compete to start.”

Beane was the Director of Football Operations for the Panthers when they drafted Newton first overall in 2011.  He became the team’s Assistant GM in 2015, the same season Carolina went to the Super Bowl and Newton named the league’s Most Valuable Player.

Beane told Gelb “without Cam maybe I’m not a GM in Buffalo,”adding that he’s rooting for Newton to get an opportunity to compete for a starting job and is rooting for him, “unless he’s playing the Bills.”

You can hear Gelb's questions to Beane about Newton and Beane’s answers in the embedded tweet below:

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