Drew Bledsoe believes Cam Newton will be a long-term quarterback in New England
Former Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe believes the team will sign Cam Newton to a long-term deal.
Despite a lackluster performance in the team’s 36-20 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, Cam Newton was an absolute eye-opener for the New England Patriots through his first three starts taking over after the Tom Brady era.
In fact, his leadership, dedication and playing on the pitch has made many people wonder when he will be rewarded with a real contract, since his one year contract which guarantees him only $ 550,000 (but has a maximum value of $ 7.5 million) is a huge underpayment.
The former Patriots’ account drew Bledsoe as part of that crowd, but he went so far as to say he believes the two sides will strike a long-term deal before the end of the 2020 season.
“It sure sounds like,” Bledsoe said when asked if a long-term deal was likely. “I know Belichick praised Cam and Cam, it was crazy that he was on the streets for as long as he was. I think [maybe] people feared he just wasn’t healthy yet, but I know he’s grateful that the Patriots gave him this chance. I think there is a certain mutual admiration there. I could actually see them sign a longer term deal ahead of the season [ends]. “
To be honest, the writing is on the wall. The Patriots need a quarterback to stay in the game for the next few years and the way Newton has presented himself to this unfamiliar situation and complex system has been impressive. all football fan. Most people hate to respect anything about the Pats, but Cam’s job has been astute.
In three games, Newton has 714 passing yards, 149 rushing yards, six total touchdowns and two interceptions. He is 2-1 and only a yard from 3-0. He’s already proven he has a stranglehold on the playbook, has built relationships with everyone from top to bottom of the list, and has shown he’s capable of huge things when he’s in full health.
If former Patriots players who worked in this organization under Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick feel this is a possibility, then it’s time to give back hope, Patriots fans.