- The New England Patriots get a major boost after signing Cam Newton
- Newton had to skip the 2019 season as he recovered from foot and shoulder injuries
- He may very well be the best quarterback the team has had since 2016
With the New England Patriots’ securing Cam Newton, their odds to win the Super Bowl 55 have improved from +2300 to +1700 and bookies seem to put a lot of trust on the 2015 NFL MVP signee. Newton brings a lot to the team, that’s for sure, especially when Bill Belichick is already relying on Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer to bolster the team’s odds at success in the next big showdown.
With Stidham and Hoyer already forming a powerful duo, the next step in bolstering the lineup is to teach everything to work together. And, as the NFL season is planned to continue on schedule, Patriots fans are definitely keen to see what the expensive addition can bring to the table.
While we may still have to wait a few months, sportsbooks have already seen it fit to update the team’s prospects in Super Bowl 55.
Super Bowl 55 Odds
|Kansas City Chiefs||+650|
|San Francisco 49ers||+950|
|New Orleans Saints||+1200|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+1500|
|New England Patriots||+1700|
|Green Bay Packers||+2500|
|Los Angeles Rams||+2800|
Newton Stats Rightfully Boosts the Patriot’s Prospects
Suffering various shoulder and foot injuries, Newton had to withdraw from active play for a while and skipped 14 games during 2019, but he’s back now. Hopes are that as part of the New England Patriots he will be able to rebound to his 2018’s performance when he recorded 20+ touch downs (TD). He was at the very top of the QBR pecking order.
How Has Newton Fared Throughout the Years: Five Seasons In
Clearly, to get a better read of the player you would need to compare his stats throughout the last several seasons. His peak performance was arguably in 2015 when he scored 67.0 QBR and then disappointed with only 48.0 QBR in 2016.
Yet, he has rebounded in 2018 with 55.0, his highest since 2015. For obvious reasons, 2019 was a poor season for Newton who missed the better part of it. Yet, hopes are that his well-rounded performance and consistency in Pass TDs and Rush TDs would give Belichick some idea how to best use the athlete.
Cam Newton Stats: From MVP to Injury (2015 – 2019)
|Year||Completion %||Pass Yds||Pass TD||Rush Yds||Rush TD||QBR|
Patriots Fans Get a Good Quarterback
While there are still some unknowns about the choice of Cam Newton and whether it would pay off, most fans and observers feel rather confident that the player is a good quarterback. In fact, some have called Newton the best QB the team is going to have since 2016. Whether this turns out to be true remains to be seen in the upcoming NFL season.