Will Cam Newton start for the Patriots? Quarterback gives non-answer on Week 1 starting chances

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Will Cam Newton start for the Patriots? Quarterback gives non-answer on Week 1 starting chances


A wise man once said: Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.

While Mac Jones currently sits behind Cam Newton on New England’s depth chart, Newton might be taking a look in the rear-view mirror to see where exactly the rookie QB is during camp.

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Reports out of training camp — training camp, mind you — indicate that the gap between incumbent starter Newton and first-round pick Jones is a lot more narrow than you’d think. If Newton’s recent veiled messages are any indication, at least.

Here’s the latest on Newton’s starting prospects for Week 1:

In two words: Who knows? While Bill Belichick typically plays it close to the vest, Cam Newton knows as much as you do when it comes to who’s starting Week 1, if his cryptic answers on Monday are any indication.

“You know he hasn’t said that,” Newton said Monday. “Everything y’all know, I know.”

While it’s still a safe bet to expect Newton to start, Jones is still putting on strong performances in training camp and had an OK debut for the Patriots in their first preseason game vs. the Washington Football Team.

That said, it will take a lot more than that for the Patriots to turn to Jones for Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.

Like Newton’s first law says: A body in motion will stay in motion, unless it’s benched by Bill Belichick. Or something.


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