Sport Jarrett Stidham to start if Cam Newton is unavailable

20:56  09 october  2020
20:56  09 october  2020 Source:   profootballrumors.com

Cam Newton is playing like one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, and the rest of the league should be ashamed

  Cam Newton is playing like one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, and the rest of the league should be ashamed Cam Newton waited all offseason for a team to sign him, and he's making the rest of the league pay for their mistake.The 2015 NFL MVP's time with the Carolina Panthers was done, having not played through the 2019 season due to a foot injury. The year before that, Newton sustained a mid-season shoulder injury that hobbled his performance for the second half of the year.

The Patriots are currently scheduled to play the Broncos on Monday, and if starting QB Cam Newton is unable to take the field, New England will turn to second-year passer Jarrett Stidham, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports (via Twitter). Newton has been taking part in Zoom meetings with the team, and there is still hope that he will be able to suit up.

a football player running on a baseball field: New England Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham (4) © Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports New England Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham (4)

Of course, Newton’s positive COVID-19 test sidelined him for last week’s matchup against the Chiefs, and though New England’s defense generally held its own against Patrick Mahomes and Co., the club was clearly missing the 2015 league MVP. The Pats turned to veteran Brian Hoyer to start the game, but Hoyer lost track of his team’s timeouts at the end of the first half and lost a fumble late in the third quarter. Both mistakes likely cost New England points.

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Hoyer was benched in favor of Stidham, and the Auburn product kept the Pats in the game on a nice TD pass to N’Keal Harry. However, he ultimately threw two interceptions in just 13 pass attempts (though to be fair, one of them was really receiver Julian Edelman‘s fault, and the other came on something of a desperation heave that Stidham might not have tried but for the score of the game at that point). Given that Stidham, a 2019 fourth-round selection, clearly offers more upside than Hoyer, it makes sense that the Pats would look his way.

Of course, Stidham appeared to be the leading candidate to open the 2020 season as the Patriots’ starting signal-caller until Newton fell into their laps at the end of June. Then, a disappointing training camp that included some injury concerns forced the team to slide Stidham behind Hoyer on the depth chart. Stidham will surely welcome the opportunity to rebuild his stock if Newton has to sit.

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What's wrong with the Patriots' offense? New England has bigger problems than Cam Newton .
The new QB1 in Foxborough doesn't have a enough around him.Now New England (2-3) has the same record as Denver and is well out of AFC playoff contention after blowing a chance to gain ground on first-place Buffalo (4-1) in the AFC East before the Bills play the Chiefs on Monday night.

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