It is a quarterback matchup that will happen only in the oddsmakers’ mind – Tom Brady versus Cam Newton – but the football world is drooling at the idea of what these two superstars can do for their prospective teams.
On one end is GOAT QB Tom Brady, who after a couple of “somewhat” successful decades with the New England Patriots decided to see how pro football is done in Tampa, and on the other end is the oft-injured Cam Newton, who will take over under center for the Pats now in 2020.
Though their two teams will never play against each other this regular season, football gamblers can still have fun putting money down on how these incredibly talented but questionable quarterbacks will fare against each other, and here we take a look at those predictions and odds.
|Cam Newton vs Tom Brady in 2020||Odds|
|Cam Newton to record more total TDs than Tom Brady in 2020 regular season||+250
|Patriots to Win more games than the Buccaneers in 2020 regular season||+125
|Buccaneers & Patriots each to Win over 10.5 Games in 2020 regular season||+700
|Buccaneers to Win the NFC South & Patriots to Win the AFC East||+450
|Cam Newton to Win Comeback Player of the Year in 2020 season||+400
Odds taken 2 July, 2020 from BetRivers
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|Player to have the most Passing Yards – Regular Season||Odds|
|Team to win Super Bowl LIV||Odds|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+1400
|New England Patriots||+1700
Odds taken 2 July, 2020 from DraftKings
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One of the main reasons Brady didn’t re-sign with the Patriots for 2020 was because he and their general manager/head coach Bill Belichick had styles of football that eventually clashed, with Brady being more laid back about the business of the NFL than his former coach.
Now Brady gets to work with Bruce Arians, another championship head coach but with a similar style as the GOAT – a hard worker who is also not opposed to enjoying the process of becoming great at the game of football.
Add to the mix the now un-retired future Hall of Fame tight end Rob Gronkowski plus all the other high-level passing targets currently suiting up in Tampa Bay and the idea of Brady having his best season yet at age 42 doesn’t seem all that out of the question.
For the last couple of decades, the New England Patriots have owned their division, having won the AFC East 17 of the last 20 seasons, all of those with Tom Brady under center, mind you.
Once Brady decided not to re-sign with the Pats, all football eyes focused on Belichick to see whether he would be content with a second-year player under center (Jarrett Stidham) or if he would use free agency to find a GOAT substitute.
Now with superstar Cam Newton as the play-caller in New England, the team’s chances of winning it all greatly improve, but that is only if the often injured Newton can stay healthy all the way through the season and beyond.
Currently, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Brady have better odds than the Patriots for winning it all in 2020, but that doesn’t mean either of them are the overall favorites.
That honor goes to last year’s winners, the Kansas City Chiefs (+600), then much further down the list come the Bucs and Pats, but that is only because of the huge unknowns surrounding each scenario.
Brady will have to prove that at his age he can still be effective in a new system under a different head coach, while Newton will have to prove the same while shrugging off the injury reputation.
WSN’s Pick: You can back Tom Brady to have the most passing yards in regular season (-560).
But until he retires, you can always take all things Brady.
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