Recently, Bill Belichick repeated that Cam Newton would be the New England Patriots’ beginning quarterback — a position he held all through the 2020 season notwithstanding the veteran’s battles. The circumstance has changed this mid year, nonetheless, with the appearance of first-round tenderfoot Mac Jones making it less clear who New England’s QB1 would be.
One thing is sure: Jones will begin one day. At the point when that day comes stays not yet clear, yet Belichick additionally projected a “hard decision.”
Up until now, nonetheless, maybe none has been made.
Following Monday’s joint instructional course practice with the Philadelphia Eagles, Newton was found out if Belichick had said anything to him. His answers were unsurprising.
“You know the answer to that question,” he said after a brief delay.
After a development, he multiplied down.
“Y’all sit up here asking silly questions to me and I’m looking at y’all with the same things. I don’t know what y’all want me to say. No! You know that. You know he hasn’t said that,” Newton added.
“So, for you to just ask the question… it is what it is. Every single day I’m coming out here with the anticipation of just getting better and that’s the only thing that I can do. I can control that, but as far as somebody else’s analogy or interpretation of what Week 1 is — I’m trying to focus on what tomorrow brings or even the adjustments for tonight’s meetings.”
Newton began 15 of the Patriots’ 16 games last year, missing one in the wake of testing positive for the Coronavirus. While the conditions didn’t support him — he showed up later than expected, missed time because of Covid-19 and needed to play with a below average getting projected — Belichick freely reaffirmed Newton as his group’s starter on various events.
He did likewise before in instructional course too, and Newton has additionally taken top quarterback reps all through the mid year. Notwithstanding, Jones’ essence and strong execution has made an alternate dynamic.
It additionally achieved along questions Newton’s remaining on the profundity outline.
“I don’t take it personal. I just want you guys to understand, everything y’all know, I know. There’s no hidden motives or things like that. I do know those things like that, I can’t worry about,” the 32-year-old said on Monday.
“Because each and every day, I don’t necessarily care about who’s starting, I mostly care about making sure I put the best product out there for me, and I know Mac is feeling the same way, I know Brian [Hoyer] is feeling the same way, and everybody else going down each and every position. So as far as Week 1, we’ve got so much to worry about prior to Week 1. That’s where my focus is right now.”
To the extent Newton’s opposition for the beginning job is concerned, a similar essential answer was given on Monday. When inquired as to whether beginning would be an individual objective for him, Mac Jones likewise expressed that he would not be stressed over it right now.
“For me, honestly I’ve always just been blessed to be a part of a team,” the rookie said. “You never know when your time is going to come. So, I’m just ready to keep working. Obviously, I have a lot of work to do. That’s very clear, but I’m going to keep working every day and everything will work out the way it’s supposed to play out.”