The New England Patriots offered Cam Newton a one-year deal and finished the 2020 NFL season with a 7-9 record. Newton failed to meet the expectations and some fans do not want him to start games for the Patriots in 2021. Some analysts believe that the Patriots will part ways with the veteran quarterback. Brian M. Hines from Pats’ Pulpit made a bold prediction about 2015 NFL MVP and his future in New England.
According to Hines, Newton will sign another one-year deal with the Patriots. This comes on top of all rumors suggesting that the Patriots should select a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft. Hines doesn’t approve of this. He believes that the Patriots will probably get a mid-round pick and who will learn under Newton and second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham.
“Based on our last two answers, a 2021 quarterback room of Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham, and a mid-round rookie like Jamie Newman seems the most likely to me. While you could certainly get to the playoffs and compete with those options, it might not provide you with your starting quarterback for the next five-plus years. Now, maybe that prediction is horribly wrong and they find their future this year, perhaps with draft pick or by resurrecting a current NFL quarterback’s career. For my prediction, I’ll say Cam Newton is the short-term future, but the real quarterback of the future will be playing college football next year. Building this team back-up and then bringing in a young gun-slinger might be unsexy, but best option.”
Does this make any sense to you? Hines made a few good remarks, and some experts may agree with him.
Cam Newton to sign another one-year deal with the team
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will take his time to find the right quarterback for his team. He is not looking for someone who will only lead the offense. We heard Belichick say that Newton did everything coaches asked him to do. He said that on multiple occasions. Maybe Belichick has a better plan for Newton in his second year. Truth is, Newton did have some bright spots in 2020. He threw for just 8 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions, but ran for 12 touchdowns and completed 65.8% of his passes.
In other words, the Patriots should give Newton strong weapons to throw at. If Hines is right, Belichick will probably bring receivers and tight ends in New England. The receiving unit will probably look a lot different in 2021.
If we are looking ahead to the 2022 NFL Draft, New England will miss out on chances to get Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Mac Brown, Kyle Task, and other great options. The quarterback group for 2022 will have North Carolina’s Sam Howell, USC’s Kedon Slovis, Oregon’s Tyler Shough, or perhaps Oklahoma’s Sam Rattler, and Auburn’s Bo Nix. We can’t wait to see what happens next in New England.