Raiders: 3 possible replacements for Derek Carr in the offseason

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Trade: Cam Newton

What better way to attract a new fan base than by trading for a former MVP?

While Cam Newton has been outspoken about his desire to remain in Carolina, new owner David Tepper has already parted ways with longtime coach Ron Rivera in an aggressive effort to win now.

In fact, there has already been widespread speculation that Newton may have already played his last game as a member of the Panthers.

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Considering Cam’s injury history, the team would be foolish not to consider offers for their star quarterback. A team like the Raiders, who have multiple extra draft picks over the next few seasons, would be a prime team to offer an appealing package.

The exact cost of acquiring the quarterback is largely unknown. However, one would expect that any pick in the first round of the draft would be an excellent starting point in negotiations.

The Raiders could theoretically use their own first-round selection in a package to acquire Newton, while still selecting a young star with the first-rounder they acquired from Chicago in the Khalil Mack trade.

Newton, who has missed the entire 2019 season due to injuries, should be rested and primed for a bounce-back season in 2020. While the former MVP has too many miles on his body to be considered a long-term solution in Las Vegas, the 30-year-old could still provide several solid seasons with the Silver and Black.

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