Here are three Patriots players who benefit most from the Cam Newton signing.
The standards for the New England Patriots offense — which ranked in the bottom half of the NFL in nearly every major category in 2019 — will increase significantly following the signing of Cam Newton.
Despite what some pundits tend to believe, the former MVP, so long as he doesn’t suffer an injury in preseason, will be under center once Week 1 rolls around in September.
It goes without saying that Newton’s arrival will present unique opportunities to players who otherwise wouldn’t get the chance if Tom Brady was still around. Though he’s coming off shoulder and foot surgeries, the 31-year-old superstar will bring a physical and dynamic style of quarterback play that the Patriots haven’t seen before and it will ultimately bring out the best in his teammates.
With this in mind, let’s highlight three Patriots that will benefit most from the Newton signing.
3. Isaiah Wynn
Isaiah Wynn has played in just eight games, and a mobile Newton will help him out.
The start to Isaiah Wynn’s pro career has been forgettable, to say the least. The former No. 23 overall pick missed his entire rookie season with a torn Achilles, which even went on to cost him half of the 2019 campaign.
Now that Wynn has seemingly fully recovered from the injury, he should be penciled in as the Patriots starting left tackle for this year. As encouraging as that sounds, the 23-year-old has made just eight starts in the NFL, and that inexperience could result in him struggling protecting Newton’s blindside early on.
Luckily for Wynn, blocking for a quarterback as mobile as Newton will give him freedom that wouldn’t have been available if Brady didn’t leave. There’s no doubting that the Georgia product needs to impress this year, but the pressure of needing to be perfect on every snap to prevent a sack just doesn’t exist with Newton under center.