Another former Cam Newton coach likes fit with Patriots


This appears to be a trend.

Almost every one of Cam Newton's former coaches who have spoke since he signed with the Patriots has loved the fit.

The latest is Norv Turner, who was Newton's offensive coordinator in 2018 when he had the best completion percentage of his career (68 percent) before he was placed on injured reserve in December.

“Through a 10-game stretch (in 2018), his numbers were awfully good, and he was playing at a high level,” Turner said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I think the shoulder was an issue (later on), and it kept him from doing the things (near) the end of the season that he’d been doing. So I’m sure they looked at the things he’d been doing that were similar to what they do.

“With (running back) Christian (McCaffrey), with (receiver) D.J. Moore, with (tight end) Greg Olsen, we were doing things that were pretty much being done by a lot of teams in the league — the high-percentage things, the crossing routes, getting receivers on the run, the option routes with Christian, which are things that are things that are very similar to what New England does and which a lot of people do in the league. It’s just how you package it and who you do it with. So I’m sure they looked at those things.”

Newton will be competing with Jarrett Stidham for the starting job with the Patriots, but it seems like as long as he's healthy the job will be his.

Former Panthers OC Norv Turner tells us what the @Patriots are getting in Cam Newton and says the former MVP should fit well in New England's offense...#GoPatsLISTEN ⤵️

— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) August 6, 2020