Cam Newton and Jameis Winston have a lot in common. Both were Heisman Trophy-winning college quarterbacks. Both were the No. 1 selection in their respective NFL draft.
Now in 2020, both are without a job.
The Carolina Panthers have tired of Newton’s injuries and antics and went out and signed Teddy Bridgewater to a three-year, $63 million contract. The Panthers weren’t offering Bridgewater $21 million a year to be a backup.
The same thing happened in Tampa Bay, Winston’s old home, where the Buccaneers went out and got Tom Brady. On top of Brady’s signing, the Bucs also re-signed Blaine Gabbert, a former first-round pick, to be Brady’s backup.