Cam Newton finds a new home with the New England Patriots

Cam Newton (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
Cam Newton (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) /

Cam Newton, the 2015 league MVP, will be joining the Patriots.

From the first overall pick in 2011 to a player who spearheaded four playoff appearances in five seasons to a player cut loose by his organization and struggling to find a new club.

Now the Cam Newton saga has taken another turn and the direction is north to Foxborough to join the National Football League’s most successful franchise this century.

There has been a ton of speculation regarding the New England Patriots’ quarterback situation now that veteran Tom Brady took his impressive resume and six Super Bowl rings to Tampa Bay. A year ago, the organization used a fourth-round draft choice on Auburn University signal-caller Jarrett Stidham. He barely saw the field and his most memorable throw wound up in the hands of New York Jets’ safety Jamal Adams, who scored from 61 yards out. The club required veteran Brian Hoyer this offseason, who is more than acquainted with how things work in Foxborough.

But now enter Newton, whose 2019 campaign last just two games over a five-day stretch. He would be hampered by a foot injury that ironically, he suffered in the preseason against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. And later it was revealed (via Dr. David Geier and the Post and Courier) that is was a Lisfranc spain. Of course, the talented performer was coming off a 2018 season in which he suffered a shoulder injury and that was followed by surgery (via Jeremy Bergman of

The regular-season resume includes 125 games, with 124 starts. It added up to 29,041 and 182 scores through the air (with 108 interceptions) and another 4,806 yards and 58 scores on the ground. The three-time Pro Bowler earned NFL MVP honors in 2015. And it’s also worth noting that in ’18, he posted a career-high completion percentage of 67.9.

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Recently, the question was asked on who would be the Week 1 starter for Belichick’s squad? Given his experience, it’s hard to imagine in won’t be Newton when the team travels to Miami to face the Dolphins. Meanwhile, it’s another example of the Patriots being patient throughout free agency and finding a player that can help them. And for the nine-year signal-caller, it’s quite the opportunity to join a franchise that has been the league’s steadiest for two decades.

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