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REPORT: Cam Newton Isn’t The Patriots ‘Clear’ Starting Quarterback Right Now

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New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton isn’t taking all the first team reps in camp.

According to the Providence Journal, Newton split snaps with Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer during camp Monday, and “there was no clear first-team quarterback.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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Is there anyone who thinks Cam Newton won’t be the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots? Is there anyone at all?

While I’m sure Jarrett Stidham has a lengthy future ahead of him in the NFL, the Pats didn’t bring in Cam so that he could ride the pine.

When you pull off a roster move like that, you do it to get results. That’s just the way it works.

Also, if Cam Newton is healthy and even close to his former self on the football field, then Jarrett Stidham has no shot of starting.

While Newton’s play dropped off in his final years with the Panthers, there’s no doubt he used to be a beast.

If he gets back to that level, then the Patriots are going to be cruising.

Reps might get split in camp for awhile, but make no mistake about it, Cam Newton is starting at QB for the Patriots in 2020.