Patriots: Cam Newton’s Belichick relationship is polar opposite of Brady’s

Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots talks with head coach Bill Belichick (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots talks with head coach Bill Belichick (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

The New England Patriots are reportedly exploring every potential option at the quarterback position this offseason, insinuating that they could be open to a blockbuster trade if they stumbled across the right deal.

While it remains to be seen who they’d prefer to be under center in 2021, one thing we can confirm is that they aren’t going to overpay for anybody.

However, the longer the Patriots go without orchestrating a trade, the more likely it is that they take to free agency and pursue somebody like…well, like Cam Newton.

That 35-40% figure cited a few days back seems to be more accurate by the day.

According to the latest buzz, there is mutual interest between both parties in a potential reunion, and the former MVP’s relationship with head coach Bill Belichick could end up being the deciding factor when all is said and done.

During a recent interview, Newton offered up some strong praise on Belichick’s behalf, and the manner in which he spoke about the coaching legend really helped us realize how different his relationship with his coach is compared to the way Tom Brady views him — and has for several years.

Cam Newton clearly has great respect for Patriots head coach Bill Belichick

"“This is why I love and respect — I think Bill Belichick is the most misunderstood person in all of sports,” Newton said. “He dope as (expletive). He dope. Like, he is a cool dude. He understands the game. He’s like a historian of the game. And for you to just sit down and chat with him, it’s like damn, he’s going back and he’s got film like, literally teaching the game.”"

We hate to bring up the past, but you could probably count on one hand how many times Brady spoke of Belichick in this regard during their two-decade run together.

As far as showing emotion is concerned, the only time the two Patriots legends would act like they cared about each other is when they would share an elongated hug after winning a championship.

As raw and powerful as those moments were, however, they always felt forced. With Newton, it just seems to come easier for Belichick. Perhaps it has something to do with the 68-year-old’s pride and him no longer feeling threatened by Brady’s supernatural presence, but it still doesn’t change the fact that their relationship pales in comparison to that of Belichick and Newton’s.

There’s no denying that Brady and Belichick formed the best quarterback-head coach partnership in league history, but that has everything to do with football and nothing to do with their personal relationship.

The star duo just never seemed to form an unbreakable bond, and that’s absolutely stupefying when you consider how much success they enjoyed together.