Tom Brady and Cam Newton will have round three in 2021

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It had been known that former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will return to New England in 2021. The Patriots won’t be slaying the fatted calf for their prodigal son, however; they’ll be hoping to carve up Brady’s Buccaneers instead.

Toward that end, it doesn’t hurt that the Patriots have retained a quarterback who, over the course of his career, has a 2-0 record against Brady.

That’s right, Cam Newton has beaten Brady in a pair of career regular-season games. While this hardly means Newton is guaranteed to get to 3-0, the Patriots desperately needed a competent and viable quarterback option for Brady’s homecoming. Although the Patriots would never admit it, they surely want to beat Brady badly — or, perhaps more importantly, they desperately want to avoid losing to him.

He’s already won round one, capturing a Super Bowl championship in his first post-Pats season, with his 20-year team failing to make the playoffs for only the third time since 2001. Round two is coming in the form of one of the biggest games of the 2021 regular season. The fact that Cam Newton will remain with the Patriots makes the game even bigger, given Newton’s history of success against Brady.

Brady won’t be the only long-time quarterback getting a crack at his former team this year. A trip to Carolina is on the agenda for the Patriots, putting Cam back in Carolina for the first time.

6 responses to “Tom Brady and Cam Newton will have round three in 2021

  1. Considering Cam’s “history of success” against Brady is actually success against the New England defense I’m not sure how it’s in any way relevant. Should still be a compelling game though!

  2. Cam Newton is 2-0 against the New England defense, so Brady should have no problem beating New England’s defense.

  3. There is no round 3 for two reasons, 1: Brady doesn’t play Defense, so he isn’t anywhere near 0-2 against sCam. 2: Since we are using boxing lingo and all, Brady is Ali while sCam is a ham and egger.

  4. If Brady winning the Super Bowl and the Patriots failing to make the playoffs is “Round 1,” then one game in 2021 can hardly be considered “Round 2.”

    Brady won Round 1. If the Patriots go further than the Bucs in the 2021 postseason, that will be Round 2.

  5. Should be 1-1.

    Missed defensive pass interference call Brady to Gronk in their second game on the last play. Should have been Pats ball at the 1, last play of the game, Pats score, Pats win.

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