Buffalo Bills: The arguments for and against signing Cam Newton

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The Buffalo Bills are reportedly not interested in signing Cam Newton; we look at the reasons why they should and shouldn’t reconsider pursuing the 2015 NFL MVP.

Assuming the 2020 NFL season goes ahead as planned, the Buffalo Bills are in an excellent position. Coming off a playoff season, with an improved roster, and no Tom Brady to contend with, they are well-placed to realistically challenge for their first AFC East divisional title since 1995.

Interestingly, critics suggest the biggest obstacle to the Bills achieving this ambition is their quarterback, Josh Allen. Despite the advancements he made from his rookie year to last season, a lot of people still don’t believe he is the man to lead the team to the promised land.

Forget that Allen has fantastic arm strength and athleticism. His detractors continue to point towards his inaccuracy and inconsistency.

It seemingly doesn’t matter that the 23-year-old has only started 28 NFL games (including the postseason) and is still developing. Some people will remain unconvinced until proven otherwise.

As such, this is why there has been a lot of speculation that the Bills need to go out and find a more proven commodity to lead their talented roster. One such suggestion is Cam Newton.

Certainly you can understand why Newton would be mentioned, given what he has achieved during his nine seasons in the NFL. The thinking is he would represent an upgrade over Allen.

However, the main problem with this is the Bills are apparently not interested in the 30-year-old. As reported by Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News, the team is not pursuing him.

Assuming this is true, it leads to the question of if the Bills have made the right decision? Let’s look at the arguments for and against the team reconsidering making a move for Newton.