There would be plenty of interest across the league if Newton were ever made available in trade talks. In fact, Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report wrote that an unnamed AFC general manager told him that as many as 10 teams would be interested in acquiring Newton.
Rock Hill, York County and state leaders have worked for months with the NFL team to bring a practice site and related facilities across the state line into South Carolina. Gov. Henry McMaster, Mayor John Gettys, team owner David Tepper and others celebrated the effort at a downtown pep rally this summer.