But there's one name that's been mentioned in Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton that could be gaining some traction. Now that he's done for the season, it sounds like he may be reconsidering how he attacks his recovery.
Newton is considering having surgery to fix the Lisfranc injury in his foot, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.
But as NFL Media's Ian Rapoport highlighted Sunday, Newton's current contract situation sets the stage for the three-time Pro Bowl selection to be dealt in the offseason.
Rapoport said Newton wants to keep playing in 2020 despite the numerous injuries that have plagued him over the past two seasons, but the reporter considers it "highly unlikely" that the Newton will remain with the Panthers.
As we've reached the midway point of the season, the calls continue for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's replacement as the third-year signal caller continues to struggle. He'll be earning $18.6 million in 2020, along with a $2 million option bonus. That's another interesting piece to the puzzle since the Panthers can save $19.1 million in cap space if they release or trade Newton, freeing up money to make a talented roster even better. However, if Newton is able to get back to healthy that's a bargain for an above-average quarterback. With the way things have unfolded since Kyle Allen took over the starting job, Newton's long-term future may be with another team. He's 5-1 heading into today's matchup with the Packers.