Cam Newton has an impressive career record against the New England patriots. He has confronted the Patriots twice since joining the NFL in 2011. Newton was brilliant in both games. He threw for a combined 525 yards with six touchdowns. According to NFL analyst Bucky Brooks, Newton’s success against the Pats may affect Bill Belichick’s evaluation of the player. The Carolina Panthers decided to cut him last week, and now he is a free agent.
“It’s rare for Bill Belichick to lavish praise on opposing players, but his respect for Newton’s talents is well documented,” Brooks wrote for NFL.com. “Belichick has outlined the challenges of playing against a big, athletic quarterback with power and versatility like Newton’s. Given offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ creative mind and his affinity for athletic quarterbacks (SEE: Tim Tebow), it would be interesting to find out what the Patriots could do with his talents. Keep these numbers, via Panthers Wire, in mind: Newton has posted his best passer rating against any opponent (128.2) while completing 71.9 percent of his passes (more than 12 points higher than his career rate) and averaging 7.07 yards per rush (almost two yards higher than his career average) against the Patriots.
“That’s a lot of production for Belichick to see in person, and it’s one of the reasons why I think Newton could be on the Patriots’ roster this fall.”
Cam Newton to the Patriots
The Patriots have shown no interest in Newton. The team has Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer and Cody Kessler on the roster. A lot of analysts believe that the Patriots will try to sign another veteran quarterback in the next few weeks.
Signing Newton is a risky
move for the Pats. However, he’s got an impressive resume, and the Patriots
will need that in 2020.
The Patriots lost Tom
Brady in free agency. TB12 signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two
weeks ago. He will stay at least two years with the Bucs. Let’s see how will
Belichick handle this loss. He needs to think of a solution. NFL teams can only
use FaceTime to talk to free agents due to the coronavirus outbreak.