Chicago Bears: 6 non-playoff quarterbacks to trade for

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Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

This idea may be a bit tougher to imagine happening than it was a couple of months ago. The Carolina Panthers were forced to shut down Cam Newton for the entirety of the 2019 season after he couldn’t return from a lingering foot injury.

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Initially, second-year quarterback Kyle Allen came in and played pretty well. He won his first four starts of this past season while throwing for seven touchdowns and zero interceptions during that stretch.

However, Allen would proceed to finish the season with an overall record of 5-8, including ending the season on a 7-game losing streak while also finishing second in the NFL in turnovers during that span.

So, at first, it was easy to see Allen replacing Newton in 2020. But, now? It’s not quite the same feeling for Panthers fans, I’m sure.

Another option for the team would be to draft a replacement for Newton early on in this year’s draft. At that point, they could reason with trading Newton. But, what would the price tag be?

I don’t think I would trade for Cam if it cost the Bears higher than a third-round pick — and at that point, it would have to be a third rounder from a future draft since the Bears don’t own one this year.