"I don't want to be one of those people telling them how they are dumbasses if they don't."
FOXBORO (CBS) – All eight New England Patriots players who opted out of last season due to COVID concerns are planning to return this year. On Friday, Ian Rapoport reported that key players Don’t’a Hightower, Patrick Chung and Marcus Cannon plan to return for 2021. A day later, the Boston Globe reported that the list will be longer.
Cam Newton’s first and possible lone season with the New England Patriots in 2020 didn’t go according to plan. Despite the struggles that Newton and New England’s offense had this past season, Bill Belichick could be open to bringing back Newton in 2021, per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. Throughout the 2020 season, Belichick was complimentary of Newton, even when the team’s offense gradually got worse as the season progressed.