In what can only be called a "Patriots move" the New England Patriots have agreed to a one year deal with quarterback Cam Newton. This is a low-risk high reward kind of deal for the Pats. If Cam isn't the starter he makes the league minimum if he hits all the incentives he'll make about $7.5 Million. So what effect will Newton to the Pats have on the AFC East?

The easy answer is the Patriots are once again the team to beat. I mean you lost Tom Brady and replaced him with a league MVP that has everything to prove. However, which Cam Newton are you getting? Remember Cam is coming off some pretty serious injuries and can't learn the offense in a standard training camp environment. That could be problematic. doesn't seem to think Newton will have a huge effect on the Pats but it looks like the Pats could have a big effect on Cam.

The Cam Newton Effect

· Patriots Super Bowl odds went from 28/1 to 25/1

· Patriots Conference Odds are unchanged at 12/1

· Patriots Division odds went from 17/10 (+170) to 13/10 (+130) and they are now tied with the Bills at 13/10

· Cam Newton’s MVP Odds went from 100/1 to 40/1

Plus one prop here:

How many games will Cam Newton start for the New England Patriots during the 2020 NFL Regular Season?

Over/Under 8½

So the Pats are now tied with the Bills as the favorites to win the AFC East but Cam's MVP odds went from 100/1 to 40/1.

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