‘Refuse To Let Them Sleep on Me’ – Cam Newton Ready To Take on 2021 NFL Season

Published 03/13/2021, 11:46 AM EST
Sep 13, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) runs the ball for a touch down against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports


The New England Patriots had a season to forget in 2020. Going by their standards, failing to make the Playoffs is a big blow. And many feel that their dismal form was down to the performances of quarterback Cam Newton.

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The Patriots organization clearly doesn’t feel this way. With the franchise recently announcing the re-signing of the quarterback to a 1-year deal, Cam Newton will be back with the Pats for 2021.

The reports suggesting that the Patriots could draft or trade a quarterback for next season were put to bed with the new contract worth up to $13.6 million. And it looks like Newton is willing to waste no time to make the most of this second chance.

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Cam Newton, fired up for 2021

The 2020 season was a difficult one for Cam Newton as well. The former league MVP, who averaged over 20 touchdowns a season with the Carolina Panthers, could only manage 8 in his first season with the Patriots.

Add to that, Cam Newton threw more interceptions last season than touchdowns. With 10 interceptions, Newton looked like a shadow of his former self and was even benched a couple of times in the season to let the backups take over.

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Sep 13, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) looks to pass against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

But 2021 is the year Newton believes he’ll shine again with the New England Patriots. In what will be his second season with the franchise, Newton hopes to prove his doubters wrong.

The quarterback posted a hype video on Instagram, making his goals for the season very clear. “I refuse to let them, but I refuse to let them slip or sleep on me in 2021 — 2021′s savage,” Newton said in the video.

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In the caption for the video, Newton has some more similar messages. “Run it back,” and “Shine through shade” and were included in the caption as hashtags.

With the Patriots putting their faith in Newton yet again, do you feel the New England Patriots can make the Playoffs in 2021?

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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