Betting odds give Cam Newton good chance at Comeback Player of the Year

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The news that Cam Newton is signing with the Patriots sent plenty of gamblers scrambling to place bets on Newton to win the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award.

Newton, who was a +1800 long shot to win the award before the news broke, has seen his odds go as short as +340 to win Comeback Player of the Year.

It’s easy to see how that could happen. Newton played just two games last year (and did not play well in either of them), but this year, with the Patriots, he has a great chance to win the starting quarterback job on a team that always finds itself in contention.

At most sports books, Newton has the second-shortest odds to win Comeback Player of the Year. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who also played just two games last year, is the favorite.

34 responses to “Betting odds give Cam Newton good chance at Comeback Player of the Year

  1. redclaw1314 says:
    June 29, 2020 at 5:58 am
    Football is fun again in New England
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    We’ll see how fun it is when Cam is pouting at the podium dressed like a clown.

  2. THe New England Patriots were 25-1 odds BEFORE the signing to win the Superbowl.

    AFTER signing Cam Newton …well well well

    Odds to win Super Bowl by the betting books

    @Chiefs
    4-1
    @Ravens
    7-1
    @49ers
    15-2
    @Buccaneers
    12-1
    @Seahawks
    12-1
    @Saints
    13-1
    @dallascowboys
    13-1
    @packers
    16-1
    @Patriots
    20-1

  3. Has to stay healthy and I’m not sure he can.

    If he can then… defensea should start to worry. Cam has done well with subpar weapons before.

  4. Can’t wait to hear from all the Pats fans who originally said how extraordinarily confident Belichick was in Stidham & Hoyer.

  5. You really feel he is the starter? Then BB really missed on the Auburn
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    product. This was Kraft saying Newton or Kap. Now the pats wide receivers

    can go wild. Oh thats right who are they again.The Julian who led league

    in dropped passes and and and.

  6. This will be the year that Coach Belicheck shows how great he is by winning the superbowl with Cam Newton. The patriots are gonna kick teams in the teeth.

  7. Love it… 2 weeks ago no one wants to sign him because he’s damaged goods coming off a horrible injury. He stunk it up so much the franchise he was the face of for 10 years cut him. Suddenly he signs a “show me” 1 year deal with the Patriots and he’s the 2015 MVP again lol…. gotta love NFL ADD. He’s gonna be Daunte Culpepper post Vikings guys.. sorry but that’s true. Without mobility he can’t play.

  8. At the age of 31 can Cam become a pocket QB instead of an RB who throws the ball occasionally?

    The bar is pretty low for him to win comeback player of the year. Who is his competition?

  9. Newton would be a better story than Roethlisberger and the better story usually wins. Of course, Roethlisberger has the starting job in Pittsburgh and Newton does not in New England.

  10. Betting odds also say the first time Cam has a fashion show on Instagram from the locker room on game day it will be his last with the Patriots. That will not fly with Bill, and neither will the head hidden under the towel when things aren’t going right. So if Cam really wants to resurrect his career I see some changes coming for him, and like I said yesterday this could be extremely beneficial for both sides if Cam truly is motivated to prove the doubters wrong, and I’m one of those doubters myself so well see

  11. I am glad to see you mentioned that the Pats are likely still in contention. They are. I have said since day one that BB can insert me into that offense and win SBs – especially since having a top 5 defense for 87% of Brady’s career has had them consistently winning (that and the most consistently weak division I have seen in 40 years of watching). As long as he is there, they will likely always be in contention.

    Cam is likely not just any other QB, and he has had obvious success outside of New England (unlike those QBs who played for BB then went elsewhere). I hope he stays healthy. It’ll help level the playing field in the pseudo-competition of “Was it Bill or was it Brady.”

  12. This may sound crazy but a lot of us really wanted to see what Jarrett Stidham was capable of. They like him a lot, and he looked great in preseason. Very poised. I’d rather take one step back to go forward correctly than this way. Very un-Patriot like, but we got Newton for the short money so I guess you pull the trigger there and see what he’s got left.

  13. pastabelly says:
    June 29, 2020 at 7:33 am
    Newton would be a better story than Roethlisberger and the better story usually wins. Of course, Roethlisberger has the starting job in Pittsburgh and Newton does not in New England.

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    Newton will be the starter.

  14. likuidsmoke says:
    June 29, 2020 at 6:26 am
    The irony is, former Patriots Rob Gronkowski will actually win Comeback POTY.
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    Gronk won’t finish the season.

  15. Really wanted to see Stidham go for it all this season, but at this point Cam signing is an upgrade.

    This also gives Stidham some competition to show his true colors/potential. Clearly Hoyer was not a threat. Cam is.

    I’m excited to see what Cam can do. Definitely not the type of QB that you would think BB wants, but if you think about it, if McDaniels imploys the short passing game like he did with TB, take into account Cam still has legs and has always had a strong short to mid range arm, you could see Cam having a very solid year.

  16. All Kaepernick needs to do is get on a field for one play and he’ll be Crowned comeback player of the year because everybody knows “merit” and “earning” something have nothing to do with todays NFL.

  17. Of what year?

    Sadly, I really do not think there will be football this year. I hope I’m wrong but, even if there is, I don’t think it will even resemble the product we are used to seeing. My fingers are crossed, but I’m not holding my breath.

  18. How is a backup quarterback going to win comeback player of the year sitting on the bench?

  19. If were the GM or headcoach, I would not have put my bet on him coming back and leading my team to the playoffs.

  20. Very disappointing as a Pats fan to see this loathsome fragile ego clown as a Patriot.

    I can’t imagine he’ll last past the first meeting where Belichick rips him to bits in front of the rest of the offense.

    I would much rather have Stidham get his chance, and hopefully Newton will just suck and get cut

  21. If you want to make some serious money, bet heavily on Reuben Foster. The guy has an uncanny nose for the ball. And Reuben is playing behind the best defensive line the NFL has seen in decades (Young, Sweat, Allen, Payne, Ioannidis, Kerrigan). With that line wreaking havoc in front of him, there is no way o-lineman will be able to get to the second level, meaning that Reuben will be moving around unimpeded like a hurricane — and just as destructive. Reuben is my bet to be comeback player of the year as he garners All Pro Honors.

  22. Instead of a “Comeback Player” award, can the NFL start “Stay Away Player” award? There’s an endless supply of nominees!

  23. Where are all the Patriot fans that said Bill was going to tank this year to be in position to draft Trevor? Then why sign anyone with a big name?

  24. Christopher Allan says:
    June 29, 2020 at 12:08 pm
    Where are all the Patriot fans that said Bill was going to tank this year to be in position to draft Trevor? Then why sign anyone with a big name?

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    There was zero chance they were going to tank.

  25. Did Belichick announce Cam as the new starting QB, or are we just assuming that? This just adds a little more excitement to the season.

  26. If he can stay healthy he has a real shot, but that is a really big gamble based on last few years.

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