Ten days after he became a free agent, former NFL MVP Cam Newton continues to be unsigned. And there continues to be crickets around the league regarding his future.

As mentioned last night during the Cowboys-Buccaneers pregame show, Newton still wants to play — and he knows he’s down to his last chance. As one coach explained it, however, Newton may already be at the end of the road.

No team has given any serious consideration to making Newton the backup. Like most former franchise quarterbacks (with the exception of Joe Flacco), Newton isn’t wired to stand on the sidelines and hold a clipboard. As another coach put it, the right situation could arise once the season unfolds.