1. Cam Newton
Whether or not Cam Newton will be able to find a starting role is debatable after rough seasons with the Patriots and the Panthers. Newton will likely have to settle for a utility role or be brought into a quarterback competition. Why not give Newton the chance to win the job in Atlanta? If he is unable to win the starting job you give him an offensive role as a short-yardage weapon or wildcat quarterback.
It is what Newton is still so elite at and would give the Falcons’ offense a much-needed weapon. There is also the chance that Cam works well in Arthur Smith’s offense and would be able to win the starting job. Newton was once the league MVP and at his best is a far superior quarterback to Marcus Mariota. After years of punishment and recent passing struggles, there is reason to wonder whether he can ever recapture this form?
If he is willing to come in and compete it is a no-lose move for Atlanta giving them a great second option and a player that can contribute even if he isn’t the starter. The one downside to this move is the potential cost. It seems likely a large portion of the league will be willing to offer Newton a utility role meaning Newton may be out of Atlanta’s limited price range.