Image for Mike Lukas Mike Lukas - October 14, 2022

Cam Newton’s 2020/2021 Season with New England Patriots - Predictions & Odds

Cam Newton 2020 Season With New England Patriots
  • Veteran NFL quarterback Cam Newton and the New England Patriots signed a 1-year deal worth $7.5 million on June 28, 2020.
  • This, after Newton spent most of the 2019 season on the sidelines dealing with multiple season-ending injuries, including to his shoulder and the latest a Lisfranc fracture.
  • The Patriots just lost GOAT quarterback Tom Brady to free agency, so snagging an MVP like Newton to lead the team is a huge score.
  • The question is whether an established pro superstar like Newton can adjust to the strict environment of New England’s general manager and head coach Bill Belichick.

Play Fantasy Football, Here!

SI Sportsbook

9/10

Bet $20 Win $200

21+ CO, VA, MI Only | Terms and conditions apply

Things suddenly look bright again in New England, their quarterback woes answered for at least the 2020 season now that veteran superstar Cam Newton has signed on for another chance to make a mark in the NFL, this time post-injury.

Before becoming known for his multiple injuries, Newton simultaneously made a name for himself and reinvented how his position was played while under center in Carolina with the Panthers, the team who drafted the now 31-year old first overall back in 2011.

After leaving his Carolina home of nine seasons (including his MVP 2015), a healthy Newton returns to the league ready to team up with Bill Belichick and an already talented roster in New England, so we examine the predictions and odds of their success in 2020.

If you’re unsure of betting rules in your state, check out our article ”Where Can I Bet on NFL Games Legally?” here!

Cam Newton with the New England Patriots Odds
Comeback Player of the Year +400
(BET NOW)
Offensive Player of the Year +5000
(BET NOW)
MVP +3000
(BET NOW)
New England Patriots with Cam Newton Odds
Win AFC East +110
(BET NOW)
Win AFC +900
(BET NOW)
Win Super Bowl LIV +1700
(BET NOW)
Win OVER / UNDER 9 games -110
(BET NOW)

Odds taken 30 June, 2020 from DraftKings

If you’d like to learn more about DraftKings sportsbook, like promotions, offers and deposit options, you can check out our detailed review right here!

Keep in mind the odds in these wagers will shift plenty of times before the actual games are played, so be sure to check back here often to get all the latest numbers.

Cam Newton and the New England Patriots are a Perfect Match

The current roster of the New England Patriots was assembled around Tom Brady, a less mobile “older” player whose game plan centered around a quick release from the pocket, so the team will be perfect for the new needs of the 31-year old Newton.

In his old days with the Panthers, Newton’s speed and size and ability to escape tackles made him a triple threat from the backfield, but these days a more cautious style of play could keep him in the league a whole lot longer.

Belichick will be smart enough to game plan around what Newton brings to the table while using the roster that’s already in place to counter whatever weaknesses “Super Man” now has, and the potential results already have the oddsmakers predicting the Pats as solid AFC champs once again.

The Money Newton Makes in 2020 a Win/Win

The Patriots and Newton agreed to a 1-year deal reportedly worth $7.5 million, a relatively small amount of money to an athlete whose last contract was a 5-year deal worth over $103 million, with $60 million of that money guaranteed.

The price makes taking a chance on the oft-injured Newton more worth the risk for the Patriots, and it gives Newton a place to prove that he can still lead an NFL team to the postseason, even if it’s not in the same breathtaking way he used to.

If Newton and the Patriots prove to be a proper mix (and even if they don’t but Newton shines at all in the same way he did in the past), then Cam the Man stands to make some big money the following season and his financial “gamble” in 2020 will have paid off.

Newton and Belichick Could Clash and Burn

The big challenge with Newton in New England comes with his new boss – Multi-Super Bowl Champ head coach Bill Belichick, who comes with a reputation of getting things his way, and his way is not known for being centered around laughs and having fun.

Belichick is a perfectionist and taskmaster who accepts nothing less than his vision, and so far that has led to six Super Bowl rings and three NFL Coach of the Year Awards in his 45 years of coaching in the NFL, but it has also chased away great players like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski who don’t enjoy playing football that same way.

On the other side of that equation is Newton, a 3xPro Bowler and former MVP and Offensive Player of the Year who comes with a reputation as a gamechanger and superstar, so how well Cam will be able to adapt to the strict world of Belichick remains to be seen.

Pick: Take the Pats to win the AFC East and further and as a result for Newton to be a solid candidate for Comeback Player of the Year, but all that depends primarily on whether Newton can stay healthy and on the field the entire time.

Play Fantasy Football, Here!

SI Sportsbook

9/10

Bet $20 Win $200

21+ CO, VA, MI Only | Terms and conditions apply

Latest NFL Articles

View More
Best NFL Football Betting Promo Codes Bonuses 2023

NFL

Best NFL Football Betting Promo Codes Bonuses 2023

Bonuses | 30 January - 07:39 | Richard Janvrin

Super Bowl Odds 2023 Predictions, Picks, Best Bets

NFL

Super Bowl Odds 2023 Predictions, Picks, Best Bets

NFL | 30 January - 03:44 | Mike Lukas

NFC Championship Same Game Parlay

NFL

NFC Championship Same Game Parlay

NFL | 29 January - 06:00 | Richard Janvrin

Image for Mike Lukas

AUTHOR

Mike Lukas

1211 Articles

Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]

More info on Mike Lukas
We've been featured on:
espn logo
reuters logo
cbs-news logo
forbes logo
entrepreneur logo
entrepreneur logo
We only list licensed sportsbooks
WorldSportsNetwork
WorldSportsNetwork
WorldSportsNetwork
WorldSportsNetwork

© Rebel Penguin ApS 2023 (a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group Inc.)

We support responsible gambling. If you feel like you're losing control over your gambling experience, call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ, PA, WV), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-800-522-4700 (NV), 1-800-522-4700 (CO, TN), 1-855-2CALLGA (IL), 1-800-270-7117 (MI).

WSN.com is registered with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) under affiliate vendor ID 89744, with the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) under certificate of registration number SWR-000148, approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as a gaming service provider, under certificate registration number 117656-1, possesses a Vendor Minor sports betting license from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (account number 94414163), granted a vendor registration number VR007603-20-001 by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, an interim Sports Wagering Supplier license, under license number SWS 066, issued by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, a sports betting vendor registration, under registration number #100400, issued by the Director of Gaming Licensing and Investigations of the Virginia Lottery to operate in the State of Virginia, and a Vendor Registration issued by the Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.

Advertising disclosure: WSN contains links to online retailers on its website. When people click on our affiliate links and make purchases, WSN earns a commission from our partners, including ESPN and various sportsbooks.