FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Quarterback Cam Newton has created a good initial perception on New England Patriots coach Invoice Belichick.
“Cam’s a hardworking kid. He genuinely is,” Belichick reported Friday early morning.
Newton’s introduction to the Patriots’ program given that officially signing July 8 — and his status as the foremost prospect to exchange Tom Brady — is a person of the most powerful storylines of education camp. Various teammates have observed the electrical power that Newton, 31, has introduced to the crew.
At the exact same time, Belichick, sixty eight, has appeared to go to good lengths to be certain the spotlight would not glow entirely on Newton, who is competing with 2019 fourth-round choose Jarrett Stidham, 11-yr veteran Brian Hoyer and undrafted free agent Brian Lewerke for the starting off occupation.
Any time Belichick has been requested about Newton, he has routinely pointed out the other quarterbacks as very well.
“He is labored really difficult, I might say, as all of our players have,” Belichick reported. “I might say that surely for all the quarterbacks, at that placement, all those guys have been locked in, targeted and assured in what they are ready to do and the data they have to give to the crew — playcalling, adjustments, audibles, defense adjustments, issues like that. That is all going quite very well.”
But Belichick observed that Friday was scheduled to be the team’s initial complete-velocity, high-tempo exercise of camp, so “we will see how it all will come together at that point.”
The team’s’ initial complete-pads exercise is scheduled for Monday.
The six-foot-five, 245-pound Newton has caught the eye of teammates.
“He is a significant person, which is for guaranteed — just his bodily presence,” veteran managing back again Rex Burkhead reported. “He is constantly been a good player, just [with] his versatility — his means to run the ball and pass as very well. He is been ready to do that at a high level for lots of years.
“He is occur in suitable absent, head down, and tried out to choose it up as rapid as achievable. … His initial effect has been good. He is just trying to understand as a lot as he can and mesh and jell with the relaxation of the guys.”
Huge receiver Damiere Byrd, who performed with Newton in Carolina from 2016 to 2018 and signed with the Patriots in March, echoed all those ideas.
“I just consider he’s transferring forward,” Byrd reported. “He is trying to understand the offense, just like all people else is, trying to understand the routines and what is actually going [on] in this local climate now.”