Ex-Patriots QB Scott Zolak Believes Rap Music Is Hurting Cam Newton’s Game On The Field

Former Patriots quarterback and Boston radio personality Scott Zolak thinks rap music is distracting Cam Newton at practice.

Zolak, who played for the New England Patriots from 1992 to 1998, was reporting from Patriots practice on Thursday when he made the bizarre claim.

“I’d turn off the rap music first of all, because I think it’s distracting for Cam here,” Zolak said on his 98.5 radio show The Sports Hub. “Because in between every throw, he’s dancing. He makes a throw and the music’s still cranking.”

The 53-year-old says it is a huge difference between him and Patriots backup QB Mac Jones, who he said “looks like he came to work again.”


“Like, he’s here to work. And everything is attention to detail.”

“But, again,” Zolak added, “that’s Cam’s style.”

“He makes a throw and then [dances],” Zolak said of Cam. “The music’s still cranking here, I know you can hear faintly in the background here.”

Last season, Newton passed for 2,657 yards but only eight touchdowns with 10 interceptions. He was playing well for the team and then tested positiive for COVID-19 and never really returned to form afterwards.