Patriots fans will love quarterback Cam Newton’s nickname for kicker Nick Folk.
At this point in the season, it looks like a long shot that Cam Newton will be back with the New England Patriots in 2021. As much as we would argue that the state of the team is nowhere near his fault, we simply can’t picture a scenario where GM Bill Belichick meets his contract demands after struggling as much as he has throwing the ball downfield.
Well, with this season looking like Newton’s one and only in Foxborough, you better believe that we are going to enjoy these (potential) final eight games. After all, he’s been class personified from a leadership standpoint and has admirably shouldered most of the blame after losses when he wasn’t totally culpable for the end result.
Want another sneakily awesome aspect of Newton’s tenure with the Patriots? The fact that he’s given nicknames to seemingly all of his teammates, including Belichick. Imagine flaunting the confidence to hand out a comical moniker to one of the most buttoned-up coaches of all time?
Now that were on the subject, Patriots fans will absolutely love Newton’s hilarious nickname for starting kicker Nick Folk. We’re not entirely sure why it was revealed nine weeks into the season, but it was well worth the wait.
That’s probably the most generic nickname imaginable for a kicker, but the amount of thought that went behind it perfectly encapsulates how much effort he’s put into becoming one of the leaders in the locker room.
He probably made the right call not putting Folk on the same pillar as Celtics legend Paul Pierce, especially since it references one of the lowlights of his esteemed career, when he famously faked an injury during the 2008 Finals to go to the restroom, but Patriots fans have to love the fact that he was motivated to add a Bostonian feel to it all.
For those who are a little late to the party, here’s the updated (and complete) list of Newton’s teammate nicknames, as per ESPN reporter Mike Reiss.
Even if you have your reservations about Newton as a pocket passer, you can’t help but admit that he’s been flawless in terms of how he’s handled himself off the field. Whether it be doling out nicknames or defending teammates tooth and nail, the former MVP has been a quality signing for the Patriots in every sense of the word.