New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton
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When the New England Patriots signed Cam Newton, many knew special things could happen. After showing up for Week 1 in unforgettable fashion, Newton delivered quickly on the field with his first touchdown and a touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman.

After playing hurt the past two seasons with the Carolina Panthers, the former NFL MVP looks healthy in New England. After receiving glowing praise from Bill Belichick throughout training camp, the 31-year-old quarterback is proving he is still insanely talented.

While the Patriots’ offense went scoreless in the first quarter, it didn’t take long for Newton to deliver for his new fan base. After leading the team on a 74-yard drive, he capped it off with a quarterback keeper and strolled into the end zone for his first touchdown in New England.

While some questioned if Newton’s outgoing personality and flair would be a fit with the Patriots’ culture, he’s proving to bt the perfect fit. After he scored the go-ahead touchdown, Newton spiked the ball like Rob Gronkowski then paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther with the Wakanda Forever salute.

We’ve gotten used to seeing the iconic Superman celebration from Newton in previous years. But following Boseman’s tragic passing, it seems Newton is ready to shake things up this season by honoring a legend.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick