With a single fell swoop, swooping in on Sunday night time to signal Cam Newton to a one-12 months offer, Invoice Belichick reminded the soccer earth why you hardly ever rely him out.
Newton, if nutritious, right away adjustments the landscape of the AFC East.
Sorry, Adam Gase. Sorry, Jets. Sorry, Charges.
The Patriots are not as sorry as you believed they might be with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay.
A nutritious Cam Newton with a substantial chip on his strengthened shoulder ends all talk of a rebuilding time in New England, and provides the Patriots a reputable shot at capturing their 12th straight AFC East title.
And a balanced Cam Newton gives Belichick a likelihood to beat Brady to a seventh Tremendous Bowl.
Mainly because know this about Cam Newton: subsequent in Brady’s GOAT footsteps will not bother him in the the very least.
Right after all the gnashing of teeth in New England about Jarrett Stidham and/or Brian Hoyer changing Brady, Newton receives to journey to the rescue.
He will get his opportunity to gain his first Tremendous Bowl ring soon after losing Super Bowl 50 to the Broncos.
Newton has been a shell of himself for most of the past two seasons. Initially a shoulder harm, followed by operation. Then a foot harm, adopted by surgical procedure that sabotaged his 2019 season and led to new Panthers mentor Matt Rhule releasing him in April.
It is an incentive-laden deal truly worth up to $7.5 million and Newton will have all the incentive in the entire world to verify he can return an elite degree and safe a monster no cost-agent contract for 2021 and over and above.
Listed here is what Giants cornerback James Bradberry informed me in April about his former Panthers quarterback: “He’ll have a greater chip on his shoulder than anyone in the league, I sense like. Everyone’s towards him. I know he wishes to verify all the doubters improper.”
And recall this: Newton is only 31, or 12 several years younger than Brady when (and if) the year commences.
And remember this: Belichick has usually had a present for acquiring the most out of proficient gamers who in good shape a person explanation or an additional discovered their way to the open market place.
Randy Moss was 30 when he and Brady led the Patriots to the brink of a perfect season just before they ran into Eli Manning and the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.
Listed here was Belichick following re-signing Moss to a a few-12 months, $27 million deal adhering to that Tremendous Bowl.
“What Randy did for our crew final 12 months was exceptional,” he mentioned. “He is one particular of our most steady, competitive and group-oriented players.”
The era of very good feeling lasted three years just before Belichick unloaded the mercurial Moss to the Vikings in 2010.
Belichick does not have to stress past this season about Newton.
He’ll have to stress about getting rid of a 2021 3rd-round decide and Bob Kraft will have to stress about the club becoming fined $1.1 million for their hottest videotaping scandal, from the push box in Cincinnati, of all locations.
A grotesque reminder that Belichick just can’t assist himself.
On a night time when he helped himself immensely for 2020.
Sorry, Adam Gase. Sorry, Jets. Sorry, Bills.
The Dynasty you all considered was dead, ain’t dead however.