Patriots: List of terrible QBs with bigger contracts than Cam Newton is hilarious
By Adam Weinrib
The Patriots got their money’s worth with Cam Newton, and a LOT of other teams did NOT with some, uh, other people.
Whether New England Patriots QB Cam Newton is here for a good time or a long time, he’s shown off renewed strength and effectiveness through two extremely different weeks under center.
Need Cam the Caretaker? Week 1 should be enough evidence he can effectively run a ball control offense.
Facing a better team, and need to put points on the board with quick strikes? Newton did that against Seattle with aplomb in Week 2, nearly outgunning the Seahawks defense with limited time available, dotting pinpoint lasers to all his targets. Distracting or not, the extension buzz is already beginning.
But, for now, Bill Belichick and Co. have an all-time bargain on their hands in Newton, and we’re not going to let the world forget it. Obviously, a healthy Newton is a far more dynamic player than, say, Nick Foles (LOL Bears), but the full list of QBs who got paid more guaranteed cash than the 2015 MVP this offseason is flat-out jarring.
Matt Schaub, someone I think we all thought had retired, has more built-in cash than Cam for 2020. Jeff Driskel, the Broncos’ temporary starter! Nathan! Peterman! He’s making $2.133 million this year! The entire NFL is broken except for the Patriots.
New England’s marriage with Newton may have begun as a marriage of convenience, but as the entire football world anticipated the second he inked his incentive-laden deal with a $1.050 million base salary, he has swiftly proved to be both healthy and a perfect fit in this offense.
Imagine pairing Damiere Byrd, an injured Julian Edelman, and a developing N’Keal Harry with … Blaine Gabbert?! For a larger financial burden?! Sign us up!
Hey, at least Cam’s more expensive than Blake Bortles! Nice bargain, John Elway!
Is an extension in Newton’s Patriots future? Based on the way this team operates, we’ll say that safely seems like an offseason concern.
For now, both parties can reap the rewards, while unfurling and giggling at this scroll-length list of inferior talents who are making bank in comparison.