Sports Q: Should the Patriots sign Cam Newton?

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The Patriots can’t be severe about beginning Jarrett Stidham subsequent season. Cam Newton is on the market. He’s simply 30. That’s who they need to signal in the event that they need to be any good subsequent 12 months. – Allen T.

Gotta disagree with that one, Allen. Belichick has given Newton excessive reward up to now, and he appeared genuinely keen on him as a participant. But I’m undecided that dynamic model of Cam Newton exists anymore. He’s taken an absolute beating the final couple of seasons, didn’t look proper in any respect early final season whereas getting back from shoulder surgical procedure, and it’s arduous to consider at this level that he’s going to be an elite participant once more. He turns 31 in May, and is coming off Lisfranc surgical procedure on his foot.

Plus, how would the Patriots pay him? He’s probably not going to return low cost, they usually don’t have a lot room beneath that cap. He was going to make almost $19 million this 12 months earlier than the Panthers let him go. I think he nonetheless expects to be paid in that neighborhood. He’s simply not what the Patriots want at this level.

But what does everybody else assume? Should the Patriots signal Cam Newton? I’ll hear you within the feedback.