Cam Newton breaks Patriots record that represented over 40 years initially showed up on NBC Sports Boston.
Cam Newton’s longest run of the 2020 NFL season was sufficient for the New England Patriots quarterback to break a group record that represented over 40 years.
The veteran QB called his own number on a second down play in the principal quarter of Sunday’s Week 17 game versus the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium.
Newton ran 49 yards into Jets an area, and he set two precedents on the play. One of them was setting the imprint for the longest run by a quarterback in group history.
The other record set on that 49-yard run was breaking Steve Grogan’s imprint for the most hurrying yards by a Patriots quarterback in a solitary season. Grogan’s past record of 539 yards was set over 40 years back.
Newton entered Sunday positioned fourth among quarterbacks in surging yards with 513. His 12 surging scores are the most among quarterbacks and the third-most among all players.