NFL Twitter was very impressed with Newton's stellar Patriots debut originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Cam Newton's debut with the New England Patriots was a good one.
The veteran quarterback completed 15 of 19 pass attempts for 155 yards with zero interceptions, but his real impact came on the ground. Newton ran for 75 yards with two touchdown on 15 carries. His 75 rushing yards are the most by a Patriots quarterback in a single game since Steve Grogan had 81 against the Buffalo Bills in 1977.
Newton looked healthy and motivated in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season, and that's a bad sign for the rest of the league.
Here's some notable Twitter reaction to Newton's stellar Patriots debut.
Cam Newton is having a helluva game. IRREGARDLESS— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) September 13, 2020
Cam Newton with a phone on the sideline calling every team that didn't sign him in the offseason and just laughing and then hanging up— Patriots on NBCSB (@NBCSPatriots) September 13, 2020
You idiots really let Bill Belichick get Cam Newton— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) September 13, 2020
Very few humans would be able to handle the pressure of replacing the GOAT in NE. Cam Newton is not only handling it, he appears to be EMBRACING it.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 13, 2020
Cam Newton.. the guy who was unemployed for 86 nights.. and signed for basically NO MONEY.. just scored another touchdown for that team that everybody hates— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 13, 2020
The Bears traded a pick for Nick Foles, gave him 24M guaranteed, and then didn’t even start him.— nick wright (@getnickwright) September 13, 2020
They could’ve just signed Cam Newton.
This was insane at the time, and is going to look even more indefensible at the end of the day.
Cam Newton already has more rushing yards than Tom Brady did last season— Danny Heifetz (@Danny_Heifetz) September 13, 2020
Cam newton is here to save 2020— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) September 13, 2020
Imagine having Cam Newton on your football team and just deciding you didn’t want to do that anymore— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) September 13, 2020
Patriots are my 2nd favorite nfl team behind the Titans now...Cam Newton has been my favorite player! #2020iscrazy— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) September 13, 2020
From Elias: Cam Newton's 75 Rush Yds are the most by a Patriots QB since 1977, when Steve Grogan had 81 at the Bills.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 13, 2020
If Cam Newton continues to play like this, he'll be in the MVP conversation.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) September 13, 2020
#Patriots should tune up that Cam Newton contract for the remainder of 2020. He's the starting QB. That's not changing. Tying so much to incentives now that you know what he is...isn't necessary. Give him the bump and I'm sure he'll appreciate it if/when they talk extension.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) September 13, 2020
Congratulations to Cam Newton on his first victory as a New England Patriot!!! @CameronNewton— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 13, 2020