Buffalo Bills: 4 free agents to sign if Kyle Allen struggles in preseason

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Cam Newton

The final player is interesting because Cam Newton hasn't played an NFL game since 2021 when he returned to the team that drafted him to start five games for the Carolina Panthers. Between his final season with the Panthers and the one before with the New England Patriots, he struggled as a passer with only 12 passing touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 20 starts.

However, he was still a threat on the ground with 830 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns.

The reason that the Buffalo Bills may consider Cam Newton is that offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey worked with Newton when they both were with the Carolina Panthers from 2013 to 2017. During those four seasons, Dorsey would be his quarterback coach and Newton would win the MVP and be named to the Pro Bowl twice.

There would certainly be some familiarity there that might make it easier for a player like Cam Newton get up to speed if the Buffalo Bills wanted to make a switch at backup quarterback behind Josh Allen.