Cam Newton Headed Back

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Garrett Harker, Sports Editor

As of March 12th, the New England Patriots made a significant investment into quarterback Cam Newton. The contract consists of a guaranteed base salary, a signing bonus, and per-game roster bonuses which include incentives like being selected to the Pro Bowl or an MVP selection. Although that this seems to be a significant amount of money for the Patriots the rumor is that the he could be potentially the back-up quarterback.

 

In 2020, Newton was playing on a one-year contract and he played in 15 games completing 65.8 percent of his passes with 2,657 passing yards, eight touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He is also very versatile in the run game rushing for 592 yards and 12 touchdowns in his 2020 campaign.

 

Cam had some troubles with COVID-19 in 2020 missing one game after testing positive early in the beginning of his season. Missing time in any sport is hard to come back from but Newton had some troubles easing back into his starting job when he returned.

 

Newton was tired of changing teams so this was no surprise to see that he would return to New England for his second year. Head Coach Bill Belichick has always thought highly of Newton and has a high level of confidence in him.

 

Although he didn’t have the season he wanted to Newton is coming back for another year in New England to hopefully continue his success from years’ past.