Patriots QB Cam Newton finally revealed his nickname for head coach Bill Belichick and it’s excellent.
We’re just three weeks into the 2020 season and Cam Newton has already proved wrong all of the hothead media members who proclaimed he would be a terrible fit with the Patriots and their famed cutthroat culture.
You could argue the 31-year-old quarterback proved that prior to the start of the campaign amid the training camp hype, but his leadership and professionalism during games has really wrapped up that conversation.
Another nugget that proves Newton is fitting in just fine with the Patriots is that he has created nicknames for seemingly every one of his teammates. Among the standouts are Dirty Dave for center David Andrews and Highway 11 for wide receiver Julian Edelman.
Well, the moment all Patriots fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. During his weekly interview with WEEI Radio, Newton revealed his official nickname for head coach Bill Belichick, and to say that it’s fantastic would be an understatement.
We’ll go out on a limb and say Newton’s nickname for Belichick lived up to the hype. The only thing missing now is finding out how the six-time champion feels about it, so let’s hope Patriots reporters badger him with questions during his midweek press conference.
Most players on the Patriots refer to Belichick as “Coach” or “Coach Belichick,” and understandably so given how focused he is on football. However, when you consider how highly the 68-year-old legend has spoken about Newton since he arrived for camp, something tells us he might not detest the nickname.
Belichick is obviously as buttoned up as they come, but even he has to see the humor in Newton’s moniker. Truth be told, it could challenge some of the other contenders for being the best on the team. It’s certainly right up there with the likes of Small Fry (JJ Taylor), Doughboy (N’Keal Harry), Smokin’ Joe (Joe Thuney), and Mickey-D’s (Josh McDaniels).
Stay tuned for Belichick’s response, Patriots fans, because him approving of Newton’s nickname for him would really be the icing on the cake. Either way, the fact that the three-time Pro Bowler was comfortable enough to reveal it live on air means he’s probably used it in front of Belichick before.
That has to count for something, right?