Cam Newton is employed to play football, the Patriots have a good quarterback on their roster and the world — the NFL world, at least — makes just a little more sense today.
The news that Newton was signing with New England came out of nowhere Sunday evening (though it did help bury some negative Patriots news) but it was hardly surprising. For as much as the Patriots coaching staff tried to convince Boston media that they loved Jarrett Stidham, it just never made much sense that he, of all people, would be Bill Belichick’s choice to lead the team into the post-Tom Brady era. Especially with an immense talent like Cam Newton — a player who has given Belichick’s famed defense fits in their two meetings — just sitting out there waiting to be signed at a reduced price.
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