In one of the most dramatic pre-season signings, former NFL Draft first pick Cam Newton has signed for the New England Patriots, according to the New York Times.
The New England Patriots have always been a team of great drama in the NFL, with recent legacy-making victories in the Super Bowl courtesy of Tom Brady adding to the allure of a truly unique team. Brady himself might have left for the Tampa Bay Buccaeners, but the Patriots are sure that they still have star-attracting quality. To add to that boast, they have signed former NFL Draft first pick Cam Newton.
Newton, who had previously spent his football career with Carolina Panthers, won Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year back in 2015. At 6’ 5”, he’s a presence, and has a great completion percentage of 59% , throwing a total of just under 30,000 yards.
How does Newton’s arrival affect the prices for the Patriots forthcoming season? The recent NFL Super Bowl winners are 1/2 to make the post-season, with Cam Newton a best price 66/1 to be the regular season MVP. He’s as short as 25/1 in some places, though, so move quickly if that’s your market. Newton is the market favourite to be the Comeback Player of the Year at 5/1. The ‘split’ for the New England Patriots to win regular season games is 9, which is available over or under at 10/11. It’s a marginal fold in our opinion.