Who Will Have Better Statistical Season: Cam Newton or Tom Brady?

Devon Clements

Now that Cam Newton has replaced Tom Brady in New England, many are questioning which quarterback will have the better season in 2020. 

Brady is with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has lots of weapons to throw to, a pass-friendly offense, and some say in how things are done schematically. 

As for Newton, he has one of the top offensive lines in the NFL, a loaded backfield, the best head coach in the NFL and one of the best offensive coordinators in the league. 

When both were at the top of their game, it was hard to debate whether there was a better quarterback in the NFL. But those days are long gone. Brady is turning 43 in August, and undoubtedly had a down year in 2019. Newton is 31 and is coming off of several injuries that have hindered his performance over the past couple years. And while a source told PatriotMaven that Newton looks 100% healthy during his throwing sessions this offseason, it's not about Superman being healthy when he enters training camp later this month, it's about him staying healthy for the entirety of the season. 

When both players are healthy they produce very differently on the football field. Brady can throw players open, and uses his elite accuracy to complete passes that many quarterbacks in the league cannot. As for Newton, his dual-threat ability as a passer and runner makes defenses guess themselves, which can lead to big plays and lots of points. 

With that being said, if both Cam Newton and Tom Brady are healthy for the entirety of the 2020 season, which one has the better statistical season? Vote below and give your reasoning in the comments section: 

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Overbeek21
Overbeek21

Tom Brady absolutely will have the better statistical season and overall season in general. It's clear to me and honestly it's not even really close and here's why.

  1. Tom Brady is the better QB by a long shot and honestly probably should have won the NFL MVP away that they gave to Cam. Not to mention TB12 has gone to the Super Bowl an unprecedented and astonishing 45% of his career as a starter!
  2. The systems! Bruce Arians is known for his push the ball down the field and air it out attack. Josh McDaniels will most likely take a similar approach as he did in Denver with Tim Tebow, which will be more of the run and gun attack.
  3. Weapons! The Bucs have a plethora of elite pass catchers. Include but not limited to WRs Evans & Godwin and TEs Gronk, Howard & Brate. Also soon to be rookie stand out Tyler Johnson.
    The Pats..... Well, they have a pair of thirty or over WRs in Edelman & Sanu, an often injured new free agent in Marquise Lee and a couple Rookies from last year's draft class in Harry and Meyers. Wait there's more a pair of unproven TEs Izzo & LaCosse and a pair of rookie TEs in Asiasi & Keene. Just saying!

I'm a huge Patriots fan and also huge Brady & Gronk fan. I like Cam but am still haunted by Cam failing to even try to recover his own fumble at his feet in the Super Bowl besides Stidham may just "Wally Pipp" Cam just like Brady did to Bledsoe! I would love to see a Pats vs. Bucs Super Bowl this year.
The only way I see these stats being close, is if there is no football at all!

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Devon Clements
Devon Clements

Editor

Nice analysis! Thanks for sharing.

OFD
OFD

Tommy gets the edge based on the talent around him and the fact he actually is participating in OTA’s this year and has had the playbook for months. (Amazing how he couldn’t fit OTA’s in with his schedule the last several years with the Pats.) Newton has only thrown to Sanu So far and the playbook is being revised so he is way behind Brady at this point.

Max McAuliffe
Max McAuliffe

Have to go with Brady on paper.

Sam Connon
Sam Connon

Brady will have more passing yards and a higher completion percentage, but I think Cam will get more passing+rushing TDs by far if he plays the full season.

Sam Minton
Sam Minton

Call me crazy but I'm gonna say Cam Newton


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