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This deal puts the Patriots back in the Playoffs.
I don't know about this ......... but the move itself makes sense.

Just about anybody following Brady was going to be a downgrade.......but Hoyer or Stidham as the successor?

I really have no idea how Stidham will pan out, but Hoyer is the perfect backup......the type of guy who you'd want in a 2019 Bridgewater situation....5 to 6 games. Not the guy you want to craft a season around.
 
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I don't see that. Cam is a shell of his former self. I'm sure that he's going to be better than Stidham or whoever their presumptive starter was, but I don't think the Pats + Cam are the "instant stone cold lock to win the division" that they have been for the past 20 years.

Pats+Cam will be one of the 6-10 teams that have a legit shot to get to the Super Bowl, but they won't be anyone's favorite and they're not going to intimidate anyone just by walking on the field like they did with Brady.
I agree with almost all of what you wrote. I don't necessarily agree that he is a shell of himself though.
Newton has never been an accurate passer and he has a notoriously slow release. This is the opposite of the Josh Gordon - Belechik offensive approach.
The one benefit Newton will get that he hasn't ever had is roughing qb calls. The refs will not deny Bellichek on those calls.
I don't think they will be that good aside from defense.
 

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Bill has no patience for this. Let's see all the Superman,crybaby antics in NE.
He won't pull his baby show-boat antics with Bellicheck and the Pats teammates won't allow that either. This is the perfect situation for Cam to finally grow-up: 1) If he can still play the game at a high level which is doubtful 2) If he can actually mature in the right system
 

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Smart move for both sides. Unfortunately I think Cam is done because of the shoulder. It’s a devastating injury for a QB.
 

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Sub-package QB or preseason cut.

Newton will add to their goal line package, where Bill has always looked for diverse options.
 

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I wonder what effect this will have on compensatory draft picks.

Newton was the #1 overall. I believe they were slated a mere 11 picks for 2021. Now minus a 3rd after the (latest) Spygate episode.
 

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I wonder what effect this will have on compensatory draft picks.

Newton was the #1 overall. I believe they were slated a mere 11 picks for 2021. Now minus a 3rd after the (latest) Spygate episode.
Pats will get an extra 5 compensatory picks and one free Browns' sideline pass for signing Newton.
 

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I wonder what effect this will have on compensatory draft picks.

Newton was the #1 overall. I believe they were slated a mere 11 picks for 2021. Now minus a 3rd after the (latest) Spygate episode.
He was cut, so no impact on compensatory picks as I understand it. The Pats always maximize comp picks when making signings.
 

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What's going to be entertaining is watching everyone freak once Bill has turned Cam back into a commodity and trades him for multiple 1st round picks and still makes it deep into the playoffs.
 

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What's going to be entertaining is watching everyone freak once Bill has turned Cam back into a commodity and trades him for multiple 1st round picks and still makes it deep into the playoffs.
I still think he'll join the growing list of teams reported in the media as 'trying to find their Taysom' and little more.
 

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