The Patriots are back on the practice field and it’s good to see. For the first time in 2020, we saw rookies and Cam Newton in Patriots uniforms. Newton looks fired up and ready to go, which they need after losing Brady. This year’s training camp does look different for many reasons. Not only because of Brady but also because there are no fans. Fans for the first time ever won’t be able to see the Patriots practice in the summer. Also, with zero spring practices, it’s not a lot of time to get ready for the season.
The Patriots Have a Tough Task
Belichick doesn’t seem too worried; he’s said college football has no preseason either. The Patriots have to face many crossroads just like everyone else. Monday begins the normal part of the training camp that we usually see in the middle of July. Quarterback Cam Newton is motivated to win the starting QB position. There is no way he doesn’t win it. Jarrett Stidham will probably be the backup to Newton with the possibility of keeping Brian Hoyer as a third-string backup.
Brady’s departure is the biggest Patriots change in 20 years. It’s been a great run and I’m looking forward to what’s to come. They aren’t tanking and will be ready to win week in and week out. Belichick will never lose on purpose, the number one goal is winning. Cam Newton brings a different, more mobile side to the offense. It’ll be interesting to see how he does. Stidham can also learn from Newton too. The more veteran leaders Stidham has, the better between Brady last year and now Newton. You can even add Hoyer in there too. It’ll be interesting to see what Edelman also does with the new quarterback. He wants to prove he’s not a product of Brady.