All the Details About Cam Newton’s Move to the Patriots

Cam Newton ended his free agency by going to the Patriots. It’s a pretty smart move for both parties, and in hindsight, it seems like the most obvious move. This is everything you need to know about Cam Newton’s move to the New England Patriots.

All the Details About Cam Newton’s Move to the Patriots

Stidham or Newton?

There is no doubt that the Patriots have a lot of faith in Jarrett Stidham to lead the franchise to glory. However, it doesn’t hurt to have an alternate in the shape of Cam Newton to call upon. There are doubts about whether Newton is healthy enough to perform to the levels of Brady in the Patriots roster, but it’s a win-win for pretty much everybody.

If Newton doesn’t perform, he was most likely not healthy, and it puts less pressure on Stidham if he steps in as starting QB. On the other hand, if Newton is healthy and Stidham beats him for the starting spot, the Patriots do have the real deal.


Newton suffered a shoulder injury in 2018, and a foot injury not long into his return in 2019. That led to people claiming Newton’s body had given out on him, but it’s likely his foot injury was affecting his throwing accuracy on his comeback. Should Newton be fully healed, the Patriots may have just made the free agency signing of the postseason.

All the Details About Cam Newton’s Move to the Patriots

Something to Fear

Should Newton be able to complete 16 games this season, it’s likely the Patriots will once again be the team to fear. The Patriots are probably going to be running the ball this year with Newton as a starter, and that’s something to fear or get excited about for all football fans.

Bringing a former NFL MVP to replace Tom Brady is a smart move. With doubts cast over whether Newton can still do it or not, this could be the move to bring out the best in the quarterback.

Women Training Outdoors Are Voicing Their Concerns About Safety

Many people have resorted to training outdoors with gyms and fitness facilities closed due to existing lockdown restrictions. However, as many Welsh sprinters have started training in public, they’ve experienced verbal abuse by strangers.

Young woman jogging outdoors Harassment While Training Outdoors

Rhiannon Linington-Payne, the former 400m champion from Wales said that the behavior from these strangers is potential harassment and it’s not a joke. She has had people shout inappropriate comments regarding her figure, cars slowing down to stare, wolf-whistling, and other offensive and derogatory comments shouted at her.

While this kind of harassment is happening to more women training outdoors than just Linington-Payne, the Welsh Athletics department began to work alongside the South Wales Police department to get to the bottom of the intimidating behavior.

At the moment, only individuals that are classified to be elite athletes by Sport Wales, along with those that are part of the Commonwealth Games program, are allowed to travel to and train in their designated facilities. This means that a great number of athletes that represent Wales are left with not much of a choice but to train at home, in parks, or alongside the roads.

A Great Amount of Irony Regarding Safety

For Hannah Brier, Great Britain and Wales sprinter, it’s ironic that she’s not allowed to train on the track due to safety reasons, even though she doesn’t feel safe where she’s currently training.

She competes in the 100m and the 200m sprints, which means that she trains about 6 days a week. This includes lifting weights in her parents’ kitchen or running alongside the road. An intimidating situation left her feeling uneasy as she was running alongside the road when a man drove past her multiple times shouting and staring.

Young woman running outdoors

To avoid the attention, she has resorted to wearing loose-fitting clothes and fewer colors/patterns while training outdoors.

England Athletics did a survey back in 2017 which found that a third of female runners had been harassed while running outdoors. 2,000 women were surveyed, and 60% of them said that they often feel anxious when running along and that personal safety is their main concern.