Newton scores first TD with Pats, pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
In the second quarter of New England's Week 1 matchup with the Miami Dolphins, Newton took the snap on a designed quarterback run and scampered in for his first score as a member of his new team.
Newton then celebrated by making the "Wakanda Forever" symbol with his arms. The gesture comes from the movie Black Panther and was most likely a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman.
Boseman, who played the Black Panther in the Marvel movies, died on August 28 after a battle with cancer. Numerous sports figures have since honored the talented and inspirational actor.
The Cam Newton era has officially begun in New England, and it has gotten off to a good start.