Posted: 9/21/2020 5:30 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton completed 30 of 44 passes for 397 yards, one touchdown and one interception during the team's Week 2 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Newton also ran 11 times for 47 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Huddle Up: After attempting just 19 passes in a ground-heavy gameplan against Miami in Week 1, Newton aired it out against Seattle, coming up one yard short of leading his team to a late victory. This is as good as Newton has looked in years, and you'd think he'll just get more comfortable as the season wears on, provided all the hits he has taken over the years don't catch up with him. He's once again a legitimate QB1.
Posted: 9/13/2020 8:45 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton went 15-for-19 for 155 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. He also rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Newton was not asked to do much in the passing game but was a big factor with his legs against the Dolphins. He is a productive fantasy option when he is healthy but will be facing a good Seattle Seahawks defense next week. He should be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues but will be a risky starting option in standard leagues.
Posted: 9/03/2020 7:53 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton has been named the team's starting quarterback for Week 1, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Newton was able to beat out Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer for the job during camp. He has struggled with injuries over the last several seasons but has posted solid numbers when he is healthy. Fantasy players probably should consider Newton a high-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues this season.
Posted: 8/31/2020 11:38 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 31, because of an excused absence, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Newton is considered the leading candidate for the starting job, but the team has not named the starter yet. He posts solid numbers when he is healthy but has dealt with injures over the last several seasons. He should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job.
Posted: 8/26/2020 11:40 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton said Wednesday, Aug. 26, he 'absolutely' doesn't feel like the team's starter, despite taking the bulk of reps in training camp. 'I have so much I need to get better at, so much I need to learn, so much I need to be comfortable with. Throughout this process, that's the last thing that I'm pretty much worried about,' Newton said.
Huddle Up: As expected, the abbreviated offseason was going to have an impact on the preparedness of Newton and every other player to change teams this offseason. He should still be given every opportunity to earn the No. 1 job over incumbents Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham and will enter the season as a high-end QB2.
Posted: 8/21/2020 12:44 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton attempted 'nearly three times the number of competitive throws' that Jarrett Stidham did in practice Thursday, Aug. 20. This occurrence took place one day after head coach Bill Belichick told reporters 'there will be some point where that's (one quarterback seeing significantly more reps than the other) going to happen.
Posted: 8/07/2020 4:35 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton on Friday, Aug. 7, declared himself fully ready for training camp. 'At this particular time, I'm full go,' Newton said in a video conference call.
Huddle Up: Newton first will have to stay healthy and then also beat out Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer for the starting gig. If A and B are accomplished, Newton will enter the season as a QB2 but one with considerable upside.
Posted: 7/09/2020 10:38 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry was filmed running routes with QB Cam Newton Wednesday, July 8.
Huddle Up: Harry was never able to find a true groove with former Patriots QB Tom Brady (Buccaneers) last season while being limited to just seven games. He caught 12 of 24 targets for 105 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie. Newton could take better advantage of Harry's downfield abilities if fully healthy in 2020. The early reps are certainly a good sign for what hopes to be the Patriots' top duo in the passing game.
Posted: 7/09/2020 10:33 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton will win the starting competition against QBs Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer in training camp, according to former Patriots executive vice president Michael Lombardi Thursday, July 9. 'Watching Cam Newton throw and move, there is no doubt he will win the starting job,' Lombardi tweeted.
Huddle Up: Newton is widely expected to win the starting job by fantasy football enthusiasts and it would certainly be the best result for all the other members of the offense in 2020. He'll be at least a low-tier QB1 and should be given plenty of opportunities to make plays with his legs.
Posted: 7/09/2020 4:53 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Cam Newton can earn $7.5 million next year if he hits all the incentives and wins the Super Bowl. He has a $1.05 million base salary, which $550,000 is guaranteed. He can earn $43,750 per game in roster bonuses, up to $700,000. He can earn a maximum of $3.75 million in playing-time incentives with $500,000 in Pro Bowl and All-Pro bonuses. He can earn a maximum of $1 million from $250,000 bonuses for each playoff win with above 50 percent playing time.
Huddle Up: Newton is in the best spot he could have wished for, but the team still lacks proven weapons around him. He'll be a midrange QB2 in fantasy, but he could ultimately outplay that draft status if he's finally healthy.