Cam Newton is throwing himself into his new gig with the New England Patriots, and the former NFL MVP is out to show the world that he's still one of the best quarterbacks in the league. The former Carolina Panthers signal-caller has been vocal on social media about how his work ethic has reached new heights, and it appears he's already taking some of his new teammates to his level of competition. Earlier this month, Newton was seen working out with Patriots wideout Mohamed Sanu. This week, however, Newton threw some passes to another teammate who could end up being the future at receiver for New England.
On Thursday, videographer John Aguero shared a video of Newton working out with N'Keal Harry on a practice field at UCLA. Newton of course was sporting one of his famous hats as he greeted his one of his new targets. Check out some their workout session, here:
Harry was selected by the Patriots with the final pick of the first round in the 2019 NFL Draft. Despite being a two-time First-team All-Pac-12 wideout, Harry caught just 12 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns in seven games during his rookie campaign. Ankle and hip injuries forced him to miss half of the season, but there's no denying the former Arizona State wideout who recorded two 1,000-yard seasons has the potential to be a special player.
It's hard not to pay attention to how Newton is throwing the ball in this video. After being shut down for the last two games of the 2018 season due to a shoulder injury, Newton was forced to change up his throwing motion. In the two starts he made in 2019, he didn't exactly impress. Newton completed 56.2% of his passes for 572 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception as the Panthers began the 2019 season with two straight losses. For the most part, Newton appeared to have no problem with velocity on his throws, and was pretty accurate from what we can tell. We still have yet to see if that can translate to the playing field, but Newton is doing all he can to get familiar with his new weapons.