Newton reportedly could hold off until NFL teams resume normal offseason activities. Workouts have been conducted virtually up until now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but clubs around the league have begun reopening.
The 31-year-old could benefit from this as his health could then be evaluated by potential suitors. He missed 14 games in 2019 with a foot injury and struggled with a shoulder ailment throughout 2018 before being shut down for the final two games of the season.
Newton reportedly passed a physical on March 23, with his shoulder and foot both "checking out well," per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
It was reported near the start of May that Newton was open to a backup role, but Fowler's sources around the league aren't certain the former Carolina Panthers star would take a No. 2 job.