The Patriots were smart bringing in Cam Newton. Jarrett Stidham isn’t ready to take over yet, and so far in camp, he’s injured. Newton brings the certain vibe this Patriots team needs after losing Brady to free agency. On and off the field Newton is always moving and bringing positive energy around the team. He’s the first one in and the last one out. That is what you’d expect for a quarterback that is trying to win the job. He probably already has won the job even though it hasn’t been announced yet. Newton wasn’t going to be handed the job, but so far he’s in the lead for the starting role.
Newton has been taking the majority of the snaps so far in training camp. With Brian Hoyer looking the best early on, it appears all eyes are on Newton with Stidham competing for the backup position with Hoyer. Newton met with reporters today very relaxed and happy to just be a Patriot. It seems the offense will be different because Newton is such a mobile quarterback and can run fast. For the past two decades, it was just drop back and pass from Brady, that worked out well, but this could work out well also.
For Belichick, this is an ultimate test to see if he can win with someone other than Tom Brady. The way things are going there may not even be a season, but say that there is I’m excited to see Cam Newton play quarterback for the Patriots. Newton’s presence is just what they need after losing Brady and half the defense. It’s fun to have him around and it looks like he likes to be here. It’ll be interesting to see what happens when or if the games start.