Josh McDaniels says Cam Newton has provided perfect leadership as the quarterback of the New England Patriots.

"I think Cam's a tremendous example of what a leader is supposed to be," McDaniels said. "Leadership isn't easy. Being up front, playing quarterback in the National Football League is certainly a challenge. There's a lot of highs and lows that you’re going to experience. Cam, he's never wavered from his work ethic, from his attitude, from the way he approaches practice, the effort he gives on a daily basis."

The Patriots, 4-5, face an uphill battle to the postseason.