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A number of years in the past, Cam Newton turned some of the recognizable gamers within the NFL. However the star quarterback, who spent the vast majority of his profession with the Carolina Panthers, has been away from soccer for the previous couple of years. 

The now 34-year-old sign caller has beforehand hinted that he’s open to creating a comeback. Final yr, Newton revealed an inventory of beginning quarterbacks that he could be prepared to again up. In March 2023, Newton made an look at Auburn’s professional day and threw round 30 passes to broad receivers – together with his brother, Caylin Newton.

Earlier this week, Newton as soon as once more talked about that he has not dominated out an NFL return, however he named the lone workforce he could be prepared to play for.

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NFL participant Cam Newton watches an undercard race earlier than the operating of the 148th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Might 7, 2022, in Louisville. (Gunnar Phrase/Getty Photographs)

The 2011 No. 1 total choose was born in Atlanta and seems to solely have curiosity in suiting up for his hometown Falcons.

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“Me having a household now, it’s all the time been about household, and I don’t see myself leaving Atlanta,” Newton stated throughout a current look on “Good Morning Soccer” after former NFL receiver Brandon Marshall requested the previous quarterback to listing three groups he would play for. 

“So if it’s not Atlanta, I don’t wanna do it.”

Newton rose to prominence as a soccer star at Atlanta’s Westlake Excessive College, earlier than he dedicated to the Florida Gators. He transferred to Blinn Junior School in 2009, earlier than ending his faculty soccer profession at Auburn. He was additionally the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner.

Former NFL and Auburn quarterback Cam Newton talks with receivers throughout Auburn Professional Day, March 21, 2023, in Auburn, Alabama. (AP Picture/Butch Dill)

Newton is the daddy of 5 youngsters and is a well-established enterprise proprietor and actual property investor in Atlanta. 

He was the 2015 NFL MVP, the identical season he led the Panthers to an look in Tremendous Bowl L. After a nine-year run in Charlotte, Newton signed a one-year take care of the New England Patriots forward of the beginning of the 2020 season.

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Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton in motion towards Denver Broncos’ Malik Jackson throughout Tremendous Bowl L at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016. (John Biever/Sports activities Illustrated by way of Getty Photographs)

The Falcons parted methods with head coach Arthur Smith earlier this month after the workforce completed 7-10 in every of the previous three seasons. 

Desmond Ridder, a 2022 third-round draft choose, was named the beginning quarterback for the 2023 season. However, the younger quarterback largely struggled all year long and dedicated a number of essential turnovers. He was benched a number of instances through the season, and plenty of imagine the Falcons will look to seek out one other quarterback this offseason.

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Whereas the Falcons quarterback plan stays unclear, Newton may deliver a veteran presence to the Falcons quarterback room.

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