Newton re-signs with Patriots

March 12, 2021

Cam Newton is back in New England after an uneventful 2020 under center.

The Patriots started the season 2-1 losing on the final play to Seattle before Newton landed on the COVID list. After returning for the COVID list, The Patriots lost 3-of-5. That included a 27-20 loss to the Texans in Week 11, Newton’s best start of the season.

Newton seemed to have his legs back in after missing the majority of the 2019 season, rushing for 12 touchdowns.

However, he struggled to throw the ball, throwing for 2,657 yards and 8 touchdowns, to 10 interceptions.

Cam shores up the quarterback position for the Patriots. But, on a one-year deal, they will likely look to use draft capital on the position.

While much of the blame can be put on the quarterback play last year, the Patriots will likely look to add pass catchers in the offseason.

Two-year pro Jakobi Meyers led the team in catches (59) and yards (729). While running back Rex Burkhead led the team in receiving scores (3).

Newton looks to be a mid-range QB2 in two quarterback leagues. However, Newton has been a top-5 option in each of the five seasons he’s play 16 games and was QB16 despite his struggles last year.