The veteran quarterback will not continue in New England and the rookie is shaping up to start in Week 1 of the regular season.
The New England Patriots they’re shedding of the veteran Cam Newton and the newbie Mac Jones will be the starter after the two have fought for the quarterback spot since training camp, a source said.
Newton started Sunday and played two series, all with the starters. Jones, who was recruited by the Patriots With the 15th overall pick in the draft this year from Alabama, he replaced him and played well into the third quarter, all the time with backups.
Newton, who completed two of five passes for 10 yards with an interception Sunday, was not available to the media to answer questions After the match. He has not served reporters since the “misunderstanding” with the COVID-19 protocol that caused him to miss three practices last week.
Jones finished the preseason with 36 completions on 52 attempts for 389 yards, with a touchdown without interceptions. He was sacked four times in the last exhibition game Sunday after being sacked just once in the previous two preseason games.
Newton returned to Patriots for a second year this offseason on a one-season contract with 3.5 of his $ 5.1 million guaranteed salary.
The Boston Globe was the first to report the outage of Newton.
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Through its social networks, the NFL reported on the imminent cut of Newton on New england.