Jets guard: Cam Newton with Patriots is 'terrifying'


Cam Newton hasn't even had one practice with the Patriots, but he already has one Jets guard nervous.

Greg Van Roten played with Newton in Carolina for three seasons and he called Newton joining forces with Bill Belichick and the Patriots "terrifying."

“What does he bring to the Patriots?” he said on SiriusXM NFL Radio last week. “It’s definitely terrifying to think if Cam Newton’s healthy and he’s in Belichick’s offense, you know, in my division, it could be a long year for the other teams, because he’s a game changer. He came into the league, you know, he’s a league MVP, brought a team to the Super Bowl — he’s just built differently than a lot of quarterbacks. And he’s a headache to game plan for.

So when he’s healthy, you can stop the run from him, but then you got to defend the pass. If you can stop the pass, well then you’ve got to account for the run. So, it’s basically, pick one thing and he’ll do the other. And then you couple him with Belichick, who only cares about winning and Cam really wants to prove himself, so it’s definitely a recipe for disaster for the rest of the league if they can figure it out.”

Newton officially signed with New England last week. It's a one-year, incentive-laden deal that is worth up to $7.5 million and only less than $1 million is guaranteed.

The quarterback has already begun working out with pass catchers Mohamed Sanu, N'Keal Harry and Devin Asiasi in California.