The reason Patriots QB Cam Newton will bounce back this year, per Tom Brady’s throwing coach
Cam Newton had a largely underwhelming campaign in his first season with the New England Patriots last year. With that in the rearview mirror, Tom House, the throwing coach of Tom Brady, believes the 2015 NFL MVP will bounce back in a huge way in 2021.
House appeared on the Patriots Talk Podcast and had pointed out why Newton will be back to being one of the elite quarterbacks in the league.
“Cam will throw the football better this year than he did last year. He was in a re-framing, re-patterning mode during the COVID stuff. Because of all the weird and unpredictable things, he wasn’t able to focus on mechanics as much as he should. But don’t bet against him, because he’s physically one of the best athletes I’ve ever been around.
Look at it this way. He competed at an elite level on probably 80 percent of mechanical efficiency. But it’s in there. His nervous system and his muscles work together as good any athlete I’ve ever been around. It’s just a matter of getting through the injury, back to where he’s rehabbed himself to where his body can produce like it’s capable when he’s healthy.”
Via NBC Sports Boston:
House attributed Newton’s struggles to his piling up injuries over the last few years. Newton first underwent shoulder surgery in March 2017 and had it again in January 2019. The 2011 no. 1 overall pick later suffered a foot injury, specifically a Lisfranc fracture that shut him down for the 2019 season. House believes the foot injury affected Newton more than his shoulder issues during his first year with the Patriots.
In addition to his previous injuries, Newton also tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the Patriots’ Week 4 game. This clearly hampered him further as he looked to integrate himself with his new squad.
Definitely, after re-upping with the Patriots for a one-year deal, Newton is looking to make his way back up as an elite quarterback in the NFL. Tom Brady’s throwing coach certainly believes he has all the tools to do so.