Cam Newton signed a one-year, $14 million contract with the New England Patriots this past week. The 31-year-old will earn $5.1 million just for staying healthy and active, $6.6 million if he starts the entire year and $8.6 million if he starts and the Patriots earn a playoff spot.
While the fact that Newton will return to New England is interesting, that’s not what stole the show over the weekend.
Nor is it the fact that he is doing so on an extremely team-friendly deal.
Rather, what everyone can’t stop talking about is whether or not Newton is some sort of wizard or time traveler.
On Sunday, a photo went viral on Twitter showing someone who looks a whole lot like Newton touring with music legend James Brown in the 60s.
Tell me that’s not @CameronNewton behind James Brown. pic.twitter.com/brqMRm6Sja
— Mortgage Freeman (@NotoriousGRC) March 15, 2021
Reactions were swift.
This guy’s wondering how no one else noticed the time traveller in their midst pic.twitter.com/OHX58GcWVO
— My name is Rob, My name is Don (@acslater9412) March 15, 2021
— Aamon R. Miller (@aamon17) March 15, 2021
Musta gone back for the fashion tips.
— Carlos Hernandez (@TemperedTitan) March 15, 2021
Definitely cam still wearing the same clothes after all these years
— Tugboat (@Tugboat52470008) March 15, 2021
— Mr NIZE Guy (@TheNorthHokage) March 15, 2021
Last year Newton recorded eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions through the air, plus 592 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. It got so bad at one point that opposing teams were openly ridiculing the Patriots.
If he is a time traveler, maybe Newton can try going back to his MVP campaign with the Carolina Panthers, bottle up some of what made him so good, and transport it into present day.
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 15, 2021
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