What Patriots fans should know about Cam Newton

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If Patriots followers aren’t acquainted with Cam Newton, they need to be. The 31-year-old is a former MVP quarterback recognized for his type on the sphere and off of it. And he was simply signed by the Patriots to a one-year deal.

Newton, who was signed Sunday night time, most just lately performed for the Panthers earlier than he was minimize in March. New Panthers coach Matt Rhule mentioned in late February that they “absolutely want Cam here,” however the group allowed Newton to hunt a commerce weeks later.

Newton pushed again in opposition to that characterization on social media, saying the group pressured him into it.

“I never asked for it,” he wrote. “I love the [Panthers] to death and will always love you guys.”

The Panthers signed QB Teddy Bridgewater as Newton’s substitute the identical day.

Where he went to varsity

Newton shares an alma mater with the person he’ll be competing in opposition to: Both he and Jarrett Stidham performed at Auburn.

Newton transferred to the Alabama faculty after starting his faculty profession at Florida. After a quick cease in junior faculty – the place he received the NJCAA nationwide title for Blinn College – he landed on Gus Malzahn’s squad in 2010.

Newton would wind up main the Tigers to a 13-Zero report, an SEC Championship and a nationwide title that season en path to incomes the Heisman Trophy. He threw for two,854 yards and 30 touchdowns, and added one other 1,473 yards and 21 TDs on the bottom.

Those gaudy numbers helped him get drafted No. 1 total that spring by Carolina.

Stidham, who began for Auburn for 2 seasons after transferring from Baylor, threw for 18 touchdowns in 2017 and 2018. The Tigers completed 10-Four in his first season – good for 10th within the remaining AP ballot – and 8-5 in 2018. He was drafted by the Patriots within the fourth spherical in 2019.

What he’s completed within the NFL

Newton was on high of the soccer world in 2015 when he was named MVP after throwing for 35 touchdowns and dashing for 10 extra. The Panthers went 15-1, shedding within the second-to-last week of the season to the Falcons.

He led Carolina all the way in which to the Super Bowl after demolishing the Cardinals, 49-15, within the NFC Championship sport. But he couldn’t end it out, and misplaced to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

What he wears to the rostrum

Newton doesn’t miss a possibility to showcase his eclectic vogue type. You can anticipate to see him in some wild outfits on the interview podium.

From a wide-brimmed quantity to an adorned fez to a scarf tied like a bonnet, he’s by no means been afraid of trotting out out-there headwear when talking to the media after video games.

For Newton, how he presents himself could be very private.

“Fashion is like beauty,” he said in a video posted by the Panthers in 2018. “It’s in the eye of the beholder.”

He mentioned he even appears to be like again on sure outfits and wonders what he was feeling within the second.

“You know, you swing sometimes, and you hit a grand slam,” he mentioned. “And you swing sometimes and you miss. But as long as you keep swinging.”