A lot of people saw what Cam Newton and the Patriots were able to “accomplish” last year, and assumed Cam Newton would not be returning to New England in 2021. That won’t be the case however as Cam Newton just signed a 1 year deal worth up to $13.6M to remain the quarter of the New England Patriots.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss was told the deal had $6M in incentives tied to it. This deal would be similar to the one taken last year Cam Newton said himself that he was not fond of the idea of changing teams once again on the “I Am Athlete” podcast hosted by Chad Ochocinco and Brandon Marshall.
Newton threw for 2,657 yards, eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 15 games for the Patriots. By far one of the worst seasons for a starting QB last year, but it wasn’t all on Cam either. The Patriots have a major issue in terms of receiving threats and being one of the worst wide receiver units in the league.
As a rusher he was still able to put up “Superman” type numbers rushing stats with 592 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. He averaged 4.3 yards per carry, which is low by his standards, but was also on pace to set a career high in rushing attempts.
Cam Newton will be turning 32 in May, and has had his fair share of injuries already. Despite all the injuries he has faced Newton had only missed five games in eight seasons with the Carolina Panthers before missing a whole season in 2019. He did miss a single game in 2020 due to COVID-19, and battle its effects all season. It will be interesting to see how Cam Newton can bounce back with the New England Patriots in 2021.