Odds have been released for what team former first-overall pick and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will play for next.
Pittsburgh has the fourth-best odds to be Newton’s next home at 11/2.
While Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Wednesday that the team has no plans of signing a veteran quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger is 38 years old and coming off a major elbow injury.
The three-time Pro Bowler would be an upgrade over the team’s current backup quarterbacks Mason Rudolph and Devlin “Duck” Hodges, who combined to lead the second-worst passing offense in the league last season.
The New England Patriots — now without quarterback Tom Brady for the first time in 20 years — are the favorites to sign Newton at 3/2. They’re followed by the Redskins and Jaguars who make up the top three.
Spending his first nine years in Charlotte, Newton won an MVP and led the Panthers to the Super Bowl in 2015, before the organization decided to go in a different direction after an injury-riddled season last year.
Newton has thrown for 29,041 yards and 182 touchdown with 108 interceptions over his career. His 58 rushing touchdowns are the most by a quarterback in NFL history.