Report: New England Spoke With This Ex-Patriot Before Signing Cam Newton

The New England Patriots contacted a few old friends before signing quarterback Cam Newton. The Patriots didn’t select a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft, but they did get two undrafted free agents. Head coach Bill Belichick lost Tom Brady in free agency and he planned to rely on Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer. Well, this didn’t happen, and Belichick got a 2015 NFL MVP. Cam Newton. The New England Patriots signing Cam Newton made the biggest headlines in the past couple of weeks.

Belichick didn’t show any interest in Newton. The quarterback was limited to two games in 2019. This changed and the Patriots got Newton.

But, before making the big move, the Patriots contacted former Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan. He spent the 2019 season with the Carolina Panthers.

“As one would expect, the Patriots cast a wide net in exploring the possibility of signing Newton, which included speaking with a variety of people who have worked with him,” ESPN’s Mike Reiss wrote. “That led them to wide receiver Chris Hogan, who won two Super Bowls in New England and spent last season in Carolina. Such conversations were part of the overall “mosaic” Belichick sometimes refers to when making a decision. Like (Marshall) Newhouse, Hogan is part of a small group of players who recently worked alongside Newton and have intimate knowledge of how the Patriots operate.”

New England is positive about signing Cam Newton

We don’t really know what Hogan said at the time. However, Newhouse believes that the Patriots did a good job to select the three-time Pro Bowl selection. The former Patriots offensive lineman doesn’t believe that Newton will have hard time working with coach Belichick.

Belichick lost the GOAT and he got another talented player. Newton has a lot of experience and he has many things Brady lacked. Belichick will have to make a decision between him and the second-year quarterback. Will Newton take the starting job? Let’s wait and find out. 2020 will be an interesting season for everyone. Newton got a chance to prove his talents, and we would love to see him throw passes to Julian Edelman.