Cam Newton Re-signs With The Patriots
Veteran NFL Quarterback Cam Newton has signed a deal with the New England Patriots to return to the team for the 2021 campaign.This move by the Patriots has caused a divide in the fan base as fans seem to either hate the move, or love it. Details of the contract include $3.5 million guaranteed, including a $1.5 million base salary and a $2 million signing bonus. Other details offer Cam $1.5 million in roster bonuses and around $10 million in incentives such as leading the Patriots to the playoffs, making the Pro-Bowl, and winning MVP.
Cam Newton showing an infectious smile on the field/patriotswire.usatoday.com
As stated, most fans are extremely polarized on this decision by the Patriots. Those in opposition of the deal are pointing at the money in the deal and are saying it is too much. Another related point is Cam Newton's lackluster stats from last season. He threw for 2,657 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions and also added 592 yards and 12 touchdowns on the feet through 137 attempts.
Some fans however are excited for Cam's second chance in New England and are hoping for a little more production out him, provided that the team can get him some more offensive weapons. Others are pointing that out as a reason for Newton's subpar season with his battle with Covid-19 also being mentioned. However, most fans happy to see him back are intrigued to see his leadership ability and positive attitude once again in a Patriots uniform. No matter where you stand, a majority of football fans can agree that regardless of his production in the upcoming season, that these qualities will surely enough show themselves.
Overall, only time will tell in order to see if this signing is worth it, and without any real acquisitions at the wide receiver position, it will only be more difficult for Newton to prove himself to the league and the fans. Some fans think that a receiver like Kenny Golladay or Curtis Samuel could be just what Cam needs in order to return to a better version of himself.