14. Cam Newton
The New England Patriots are on their way to their first losing season in what seems like countless time. To be fair, this is very much a team in transition after the departure of Tom Brady. 2015 NFL MVP Newton reemerged from the wilderness with the intention of showing the world that he is still relevant. And it actually started off very well for him in Boston, but things haven’t entirely gone his way.
A big part of this is Newton’s style. He has the athleticism and the power, but does he have the technical skills? He takes far too many hits and isn’t necessarily flexible enough to adapt to Bill Belichick’s preferred style of offense. Instead, the Pats are pursuing more of a rushing game but it’s not perfect by any means. Former MVP Newton might not be the answer to the Tom Brady question.