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Cam Newton – Patriots

You might be wondering why Cam Newton is on this list. He already has an NFL MVP award on his resume and has made a Super Bowl run despite not coming away with the Lombardi Trophy. The thing is, Newton has had a very inconsistent career. Not to mention, he has dealt with some injuries over the years. Not all of them kept him from playing, but he always seemed to be dealing with some nagging injury.

Now, Newton has a new team, and quite frankly possibly the best franchise we have seen in my lifetime. That said, without Tom Brady and with the loss of multiple starters who opted out this season, Newton and the New England Patriots have their work cut out for them.

Newton started off the 2018 season in MVP form. He had his best completion percentage of his career at 67.9 percent (only the third season he broke 60 percent). He injured his shoulder and missed the last two regular-season games in 2018 before requiring offseason surgery. In 2019 he was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury once the Panthers were ruled out of the playoff hunt.

With Newton on a new team and in a new offense, he will need to prove that he still has it this season. Not to mention, he will want to prove to teams like the Chicago Bears that they missed out on the opportunity to sign him this offseason as most teams were concerned with his injury.