Bill Belichick Has to Come to His Senses Sooner or Later and Sign Cam Newton

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick needs to sign Cam Newton. | Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

The New England Patriots struck gold by drafting Tom Brady in 2000. Things look a bit more bleak in 2020 with their legend out of the picture, however, unless Jarrett Stidham ends up being the GOAT's second coming.

Right now, the top two quarterbacks on the team are Stidham and Brian Hoyer. That duo does not inspire too much confidence, and fans may still be waiting for some sort of master plan from Belichick to be revealed. That should involve him signing Cam Newton, after months of pointless silence on the matter.

The Patriots are the betting favorites to sign Newton, and it makes sense, as New England is the one remaining destination where he could realistically show up and be the starter. He could win the job in a few other spots, but New England is one team without a widely-endorsed plan in place for the starting quarterback. Everything remains up in the air.

The main concern with Newton surrounds his recovery from a foot injury that limited him to two games in 2019. If a doctor clears Newton and declares him to be healthy, there is no logical reason why the Patriots would not sign him and move him to the front of the line. The former MVP should be able to adapt to the "Patriot Way," given his experience in the league.

A healthy Newton would also allow Josh McDaniels to run a more innovative offense in New England with a more mobile quarterback. Belichick can put his ego aside and take on a new type of player in Newton. If the two can get together, it may be yet another example of the Patriots making an obvious move that everyone else missed.