Patriots coach Invoice Belichick stated Cam Newton is a “hard-working child” because the quarterback continues to impress along with his new group.
Newton will play for the Patriots in 2020 after signing a one-year deal following his launch from the Panthers final March. He’s competing to fill the void left by Tom Brady.
Requested by reporters about Newton on Friday, Belichick stated: “Cam’s a hard-working child. He actually is. He is labored very onerous, I would say, as all of our gamers have.
“I would say that definitely for all of the quarterbacks, at that place, these guys have been locked in, centered and assured in what they’re capable of do and the knowledge they’ve to present to the group — play-calling, changes, audibles, safety changes, issues like that. That is all going fairly properly.”
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Newton, 31, spent the primary 9 seasons of his profession with the Panthers after he was chosen first total within the 2011 NFL Draft. He threw for 29,041 yards, with 182 touchdowns and 108 interceptions, for Carolina. He’s a three-time Professional Bowl choice and was named the 2015 NFL MVP after main the Panthers to a 15-1 file and an look within the Tremendous Bowl earlier than dropping to the Denver Broncos.
The Panthers made the playoffs in 4 of Newton’s 9 seasons with the group.
In recent times, nonetheless, Newton has been hindered by accidents. He battled a shoulder drawback in 2018, which helped to derail a promising marketing campaign; the Panthers misplaced seven of their final eight video games to complete 7-9. He performed solely two video games in 2019, dropping each, due to a Lisfranc fracture. Carolina completed 5-11 and misplaced its final eight video games.
“He is an enormous man, that is for positive — simply his bodily presence,” Patriots working again Rex Burkhead stated. “He is all the time been an ideal participant, simply [with] his versatility — his potential to run the ball and go as properly. He is been in a position to do this at a excessive degree for a few years.
“He is are available in straight away, head down, and tried to select it up as fast as attainable. … His first affect has been nice. He is simply making an attempt to study as a lot as he can and mesh and jell with the remainder of the fellows.”