The Patriots launched quarterback Cam Newton on Tuesday, according to the MMQB’s Albert Breer.
The information was first reported by the Boston Globe‘s Jim McBride.
Newton had been making ready for his second season with the franchise after re-signing on a one-year deal this previous offseason.
As a results of the discharge, Mac Jones, the Patriots’ No. 15 decide within the 2021 NFL draft, would be the crew’s Week 1 starter, per Breer.
The 32-year-old Newton struggled final season, his first with the Patriots, because the franchise completed 7—9 and missed the playoffs. In 15 begins, Newton averaged a career-low 177.1 passing yards per sport and completed the season with eight passing touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He did end the 12 months with 592 dashing yards and 12 dashing touchdowns.
Last Monday, amid the quarterback battle with Jones, the crew introduced that Newton had to be away from the crew till August 26 after a “misunderstanding about tests conducted away from NFL facilities.” Newton did return to observe late final week.
Jones, a former Alabama star who completed third within the Heisman Trophy voting final 12 months, threw for 4,500 yards and 41 touchdowns with 4 interceptions and a 77.4 completion share.
In the preseason, Jones accomplished 36 of his 52 go makes an attempt for 389 yards and one landing.
As latest as August 29, head coach Bill Belichick had but to give an inclination as to who would start Week 1 for the Patriots.
“No, we still have a lot of decisions to make,” Belichick mentioned after Sunday night time’s 22-20 win over the Giants within the preseason finale.
Newton began Sunday and performed two sequence, all with the starters. Jones relieved Newton and performed deep into the third quarter, all with the backups.
Newton is a three-time Pro Bowler and was the NFL’s MVP in 2015, when he starred as a member of the Panthers.
New England opens its season on September 12 vs. the Dolphins.
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