The Ravens have known for months that their rivalry with the New England Patriots will look different in 2020, as Tom Brady decided to take his talents to Tampa Bay following an incredible 20-year run in Foxborough.
However, the quarterback Baltimore will likely face when the two teams clash in November became a lot more clear on Thursday, as the Patriots named Cam Newton the team's starting signal-caller, according to multiple reports.
Newton was also named one of the team's three offensive captains, the team announced on Thursday. Running back James White and offensive lineman David Andrews were named the other two.
𝟮 𝟬 𝟮 𝟬 𝗣 𝗔 𝗧 𝗥 𝗜 𝗢 𝗧 𝗦 𝗖 𝗔 𝗣 𝗧 𝗔 𝗜 𝗡 𝗦 pic.twitter.com/Hyvc7QzPEW— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 3, 2020
A three-time Pro Bowler and 2015 league MVP, Newton is now officially Brady's successor in New England. The Patriots signed Newton to a one-year, incentive-driven deal in late June.
The 31-year-old was released by the Carolina Panthers in March following a nine-year stint with the team, one that concluded with four NFC South titles and a Super Bowl appearance in 2015.