Cam Newton, the man who is tasked with replacing the legendary Tom Brady in New England, has been mocked online for his unusual sartorial choices as he arrives for his Patriots debut looking like Jim Carrey in ‘The Mask’.
For the first time in almost two decades, Bill Belichick’s Patriots will begin a season without Brady being named as the team’s starting signal-caller and, on the face of it at least, the new generation of New England quarterback doesn’t much resemble the old.
Cam Newton’s week one swag.#NFLisBACKpic.twitter.com/nAKWvkxd4Y
Newton and the Patriots begin their new era in Miami as they travel to the Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium for their season opener, with the typically flamboyant former league MVP opting for a flashy yellow suit for his trip to the game.
Some fans, though, weren’t quite as sympathetic to Newton’s style choices and pointed out that his outfit made him look more like Jim Carrey’s character in the 1994 comedy ‘The Mask’.
$100 says Cam Newton watched “The Mask” in the last 3 weeks. pic.twitter.com/GFmtrLz4l8
Can Newton is out here looking like The Mask. Dolphins….. Be afraid! #CamNewton#WearAMaskhttps://t.co/WUKtXCtoxxpic.twitter.com/cCJcrIMBJ1
Meanwhile, the man Newton is replacing in New England, Tom Brady, is set to carve out another slice of NFL history as soon as he takes to the field in the colors of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
As soon as he takes his first snap in the game against the Super Bowl contender New Orleans Saints, Brady will be playing in his 327th NFL game (including postseason) – a number good enough for the most appearances by any quarterback in the history of the National Football League, surpassing Hall of Famer Brett Favre in the process.
Tom Brady (43) & Drew Brees (41) will meet Sunday in the first matchup in NFL history between 2 starting QBs age 40+To no surprise, Brees (18) & Brady (17) rank in the Top 3 among QBs in Wk 1 startsBrees (39) has the most pass TDs ever in Wk 1, with Brady in a close 2nd (37)
Brady has played a full 17 fewer regular season games compared to Favre but his record of 41 playoff appearances is nearly double to the next person on the list – iconic 49ers quarterback Joe Montana (23 playoff games).
Brady’s debut will see him battle another veteran gunslinger in Drew Brees, who can also boast an impressively seasoned career with 296 appearances in the league.