The Patriots’ decision to bring back quarterback Cam Newton for a second season wasn’t met with universal praise from outside the organization, but it didn’t seem to hurt the team when it came time to speak to free agency wide receivers. .
Kendrick Bourne said in his introductory press conference this week that Newton “is going to come out on top” and Nelson Agholor had equally positive things to say about Newton when he met with the media on Thursday.
“Cam Newton is a great quarterback,” said Agholor, via Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal. “I think he’s a MVP in the league for a reason. I know you can do whatever it takes. For me, it’s just about going out to practice with him. And I’m excited. Excited to work with him. Excited to grow. I know he’s going to pressure me. “
There are many mock drafts that predict the Patriots will select a quarterback in the first round next month. That would offer the team a different path at the position, but the current one doesn’t seem to be a problem when it comes to attracting players.