Since his release from the Carolina panthers, there have been many rumors and reports suggesting that the New England Patriots should go out and pick up Cam Newton after losing Tom Brady in free agency to the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Never going to happen. At least, that’s what one longtime Patriots executive believes.
Scott Pioli, who worked for New England from 2000-08, winning three Super Bowls, recently went on record to state that he does not believe Newton is a good fit with Bill Belichick.
“The Patriots thing is interesting because I’ve heard a lot of people talk about that,” Pioli said on CBS Sports Radio. “And in my mind, having spent as much time with Bill as I did, I don’t see those two coexisting together…The personalities and the beliefs of how the game should be played and is played . . . it seems like oil and water. Now as soon as I say that, what’s gonna happen next week is they’ll probably sign him.
“But I just see them as being very different personalities and having very different approaches to the game. Bill understands — he believes in football more than entertainment. Cam believes that football and entertainment are almost equal partners. In which this day it is, but Bill has the soul of a football man and I couldn’t see that one working out too well. And if it did it would have to be for probably one season.”
As of right now, the Patriots look set on starting Jarrett Stidham at quarterback, who was Brady’s backup in 2019.
In the meantime, Newton is being linked with the Chargers, Redskins, and Miami Dolphins.
No clear front runner has emerged as of now.