Cam Newton’s betting odds to win Comeback Player of the Year, revealed
Cam Newton has certainly had a mighty fall from grace. He was the NFL’s golden boy just a few years back, winning league MVP in 2015 and carrying his team to the Super Bowl the following year.
He went from face of the league to an afterthought; a reclamation project hoping someone would give him another shot at redemption. Landing a spot on the New England Patriots, who suddenly have room for a signal-caller, might just be the perfect situation for him to resuscitate his career.
The betting odds seem to agree with that as well.
Before the recent signing with New England, Newton was listed as a +1800 long shot to win the award. But now with his spot all but secure, the odds of him winning have skyrocketed to +340.
The news has apparently incited a lot of betting action, as 96% of the betting market for the award involved Cam Newton for Comeback Player of the Year.
Newton had a rough bout with injuries last year, playing in just two games. He had surgery mid-season to repair the Lisfranc injury that landed him on injured reserve. He was eventually cut by the team that drafted him first overall in 2011.
His odds are just behind that of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger who’s listed at +350 to win the award. Roethlisberger also had his own share of injury issues, also playing in just two games the previous year.