Monday's Mashup: Reactions to Cam Newton signing with the Patriots

Nick "Fitzy" Stevens
June 28, 2020 - 10:56 pm

Hey, you guys hear the Pats signed Cam Newton?

Happy Monday! Last couple days of June. Last month of no live major American sports. 4th of July Saturday. Cam to Pats. Time to have some fun.


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If you're not watching sports news on Cam Newton, or Cam highlights, then catch this replay of the game that ended with the unreal catch by Andrew Benintendi that basically saved the ALCS.


Don't miss Adam Schefter live at 745am Monday w/Mut, Wiggy & Fitzy to discuss how Cam Newton to the Pats came to be, plus the NFL fine for SpyGate 2.0 and more.

We're just as shook as you. It's been discussed for months. But nobody thought it was really going to happen, did they? The most talented free agent QB remaining, previously great, now labeled dmagaed goods, reclaimed by the team best known for polishing diamonds and sending them back to market over value. Cam Newton, New England Patriot. Wow.

The move makes all the sense in the world; a former MVP looking to prove himself and reclaim his status as an elite QB following injuries and a rlease from the only team he played for, hooking up with a team in need of some star power, but more importantly a dynamic playcaller with experience they can trust, not just in the post-Brady era, but also in this offseason of uncertainty. All signs pointed to Stidham getting the chance to take the reigns, but the chance to work with someone of Neton's talents, on the absolute cheap, when there's not much on an offseason to speak, must have proven beyond irresistible for Belichick. He must like his team and wanted to take a show with a hungry Cam. And Newton wants that big deal, and for people around the league, and its fans, to see he's still got it. Tell you one very vocal sports personality who was in favor of the deal...

Other football scribes framed the deal in a different light, which, should it work out, makes it all the more appealing.

Newton's new teammates, who likely were preparing for a season with Stidham under center, wasted no time sharing their reaction.

Newton's former teammates weighed in to offer congratulations and well wishes to the new Pats QB.

Former Pats players weighed in with their approval of the deal (which this Super Bowl champ in particular had been calling for)

Heck, even division opponents thought it was a great deal! Also this tweet might just be the ticket out of town Adams has been hoping for.

Just what effect did the Newton signing have on the Patriots' odds in their division, in which Buffalo was favored just a day ago?

The social media waves are already being felt outside the NFL, what with Newton's enormous personality and outrageous postgame attire...just a slight change of pace from Brady's GQ postgame ensembles. We'll see how long Cam's fashion shows last in Foxboro.

How about Pats fans? Are they excited? What do you think (might want to sit this section out, Stid).

Wild times, Pats fans. Wild times. You can never say the Belichick and the Patriots don't take chances, move the needle or live fearlessly. All this...and we haven't even addressed the penalty for SpyGate 2.0, which the league dropped conveniently around the same time the Newton signing came out. Color none of us surprised. Nice try, Roger! You're not killing this bargain-basement buzz! But also, seriously, a third-round pick and over a million dollars in fines for a videographer's mistake? Again, only the Patriots, folks.


Last week the Patriots produced a special edition of their "All Access" program, addressing issues of racial justice and equality. WBZ's Steve Burton hosted, with current and former Patriot players sharing their thoughts and experiences. It's a powerful watch, one all fans should take a few moments to take in. We appreciate them for what they do on the field. Now let's appreciate how they feel in their lives off it.