Brandon Gimpel

Cam Newton and the Patriots: Perfect Strangers

The Patriots made one of the most intriguing offseason moves in the entire NFL with the signing of Cam Newton. The former league MVP was passed on by every other team in the NFL and the Carolina Panthers did him no favors in waiting so long to release him which hindered his options going into free agency. In the end, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots had been in contact with Newton for a few weeks prior to his release and eventually signed him to a one-year “prove it” deal that could be worth up to 7.5 million depending on his level of play. With just over two months before the intended start of the 2020 NFL season, Cam has a lot of catching up to do in one of the most complex systems in all of football.