Says The Ringer:
The Patriots lost their Hall of Fame quarterback this offseason, but somehow have replaced him with an MVP.
New England reached an agreement to sign Cam Newton, putting one of the most dynamic players of the last decade on the most dominant team of the past two decades.
It seemed impossible that New England would simply fade into irrelevance after 20 years of Tom Brady.
It also seemed impossible that Newton would simply disappear after winning just about every award that a football player could win between his 2010 Heisman Trophy at Auburn and his 2015 NFL MVP with the Carolina Panthers.
Now, neither of those things has to happen. With Newton, the Patriots will be heavily favored to win the AFC East for the 12th consecutive season; with the Patriots, Newton will have a chance to prove that he’s still got some Superman left in him.