Cam Newton working out with Mohamed Sanu, Odell Beckham Jr. is everything.
Who says Cam Newton wasn’t about the work?
Newton has worked his tail off for years to be one of the best quarterbacks of his generation. The former No. 1 overall pick by the Carolina Panthers and 2010 Heisman Trophy winner out of Auburn is now entering his 10th season in the NFL. He joins wide receiver Mohamed Sanu on the New England Patriots. Here they are putting in the work alongside Odell Beckham Jr.
Newton, Sanu and the Cleveland Browns wide receiver got some work in the other day. We’ve seen Newton and Beckham work out before. After Newton became a Patriot, we got a seven-second clip at the end of this practice with him and his new New England teammate Sanu. This has to get you all sorts of fired up for football season, even if you don’t care for the Patriots.
Cam Newton put in the work with Mohamed Sanu and Odell Beckham Jr.
By adding Newton, the Patriots are back in the AFC East title conversation. New England dominated the division the last 20 years, winning 17 championships in the last 19 years. Though it looked like the Buffalo Bills were the frontrunners to win it this year, New England isn’t going away with the addition of Newton to its roster.
While it’s cool to see Newton working out with Beckham again, it’s imperative that he builds a rapport with Sanu. The former Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons pass-catcher is one of the better possession receivers in the league. He’s not any team’s No. 1 receiving option, but if you have Sanu as your No. 3 or No. 2 guy, you have to feel good about your chances to move the sticks.
Sanu had great success catching passes from Andy Dalton in Cincinnati and from Matt Ryan in Atlanta. However, being traded over to New England mid-season didn’t help him get on the same page as former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fast enough. We he and Newton incentivized to get the most out of their 2020 campaign, their growing connection is more important than ever.
Newton’s favorite target while in Carolina was his perennial Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen. While he too plays for another team this year in the Seattle Seahawks, Newton having a reliable target in the middle of the field will be key for him winning and holding onto the Patriots’ starting job over Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham. This video gets us hyped, but is all about the right things.
If Newton continues to put in the work with Sanu, expect that connection to flourish this fall.