Patriots coach Invoice Belichick stated Cam Newton is a “hard-working child” because the quarterback continues to impress together with his new workforce.
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 laborious, 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 workforce — play-calling, changes, audibles, safety changes, issues like that. That is all going fairly nicely.”
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Newton, 31, spent the primary 9 seasons of his profession with the Panthers after he was chosen first general 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 workforce.
In recent times, nonetheless, Newton has been hindered by accidents. He battled a shoulder downside 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 certain — simply his bodily presence,” Patriots working again Rex Burkhead stated. “He is all the time been an excellent participant, simply [with] his versatility — his skill to run the ball and go as nicely. He is been ready to try this at a excessive stage for a few years.
“He is are available instantly, head down, and tried to choose it up as fast as potential. … His first influence has been nice. He is simply attempting to be taught as a lot as he can and mesh and jell with the remainder of the fellows.”