Cam Newton has enjoyed a fine start to his career in Boston with Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots. Critics were unsure if Newton was the right fit under the strict Belichick and his pinpoint offense. After three games in 2020, Newton’s managed to silence his doubters and also gained a few more supporters. One of them is the NFL’s ‘half a billion-dollar man’ Patrick Mahomes.
The two quarterbacks will go up against each other at the Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri on Sunday. But here’s what Newton said about his superstar opponent at a recent press conference.
Star quarterbacks Cam Newton and Patrick Mahomes face-off in Week Four
While addressing the media on Thursday, Patriots quarterback Cam Newton had nothing but praise reserved for Super Bowl LIV MVP Patrick Mahomes.
He said, “Man, he’s changing the game. I think he’s shining light on the new wave of quarterbacks. It’s just fun to watch.”
.@PatrickMahomes in 2020:
▫️ First Super Bowl
▫️ Super Bowl MVP
▫️ Signed for $503M
▫️ Bought minority stake in Royals
▫️ Got engaged and has a baby on the way
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 30, 2020
“It’s not like he’s just back there and it’s an arcade game. Sometimes it looks like it, but he knows exactly what he’s doing and how he’s manipulating the defense. That’s the same thing that the Dan Marinos used to do. Obviously the Tom Bradys. The Aaron Rodgers. Those guys really have so much command of the offense that you dictate to the defense. That’s what he’s doing. He’s playing the game at a high level,” Newton said via ESPN.
Bill Belichick happy with Cam Newton’s progress since joining the Patriots
Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick, will be pleased to see how his team has performed this season since the exit of the legendary Tom Brady. The Patriots are on a 2-1 record after three weeks, having lost their Week Two clash to Russell Wilson-led Seattle Seahawks.
Despite some inconsistency, coach Belichick is happy with what he has seen from new recruit Cam Newton in 2020.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 27, 2020
“He (Cam Newton) is in sight, and he’s connecting with people as much as any player. He’s in the building more than any player on the team,” Belichick told NFL Network’s Michael Giardi.
Cam has been brilliant for the Patriots thus far. The former 2015 NFL MVP has thrown for 714 yards with a 68.1 pass completion percentage and two touchdowns. He’s also rushed for 149 yards with four rushing TDs to his name after three games.
Newton will go up one of the top quarterbacks in the league on Sunday in the form of Patrick Mahomes. It’s going to be a battle of an old warhorse against a trailblazing youngster. Undoubtedly, this will be the most anticipated fixture from Week Four of the NFL.