Patriots QB Newton “Full Go” After Numerous Injuries

Cam Newton with the Panthers in 2017. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

After dealing with a number of injuries over the past two seasons, New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton says that he’s fully healthy and ready to go for the 2020 season.

Newton has only played 16 games over the last two seasons and has had to recover from both shoulder surgery and foot surgery over the last year. Newton is hoping to regain his 2015 MVP form with the Patriots after the Carolina Panthers decided to release their former first overall pick in March.

In late June, Newton signed a one-year, $1.05 million deal with the Patriots. Earlier in the year, New England lost arguably the greatest player in the history of the franchise, quarterback Tom Brady, when the six-time Super Bowl champion decided to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

New England could be the perfect place for Newton to get his career back on track. Even though he doesn’t have many weapons to work with on offense, the Patriots coaching staff is notorious for making the most out of what they have and putting their players in the best position to win.

Newton could potentially make a lot more money if he does well in New England this year. He gets an added $2.25 million if he plays 90% of the season and another $1.5 million if the Patriots make the playoffs.