The New England Patriots have been surrounded in quarterback controversy since the offseason began. Will Cam Newton bet the starter? Will they even re-sign him? Of course the Patriots did end up re-signing Cam Newton.
With that said, one has to wonder if Newton is the long term plan as the Patriots drafted Mac Jones in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Many speculate that Jones will be the long term solution for the quarterback position in New England, but only time will tell.
Meanwhile, the Patriots decided to to re-sign veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer to a one year deal today. This brings the Patriots QB total to four including Brian Hoyer, Cam Newton, Mac Jones and Jarrett Stidham. It’s highly unlikely that Jones or Newton would be cut, so between Hoyer and Stidham, who will be the third string QB? There are many variables at play including pre-season progression and potential injuries. Only time will tell.
ESPN posted a very interesting video on their YouTube page a couple of days ago titled “What Will Happen When Tom Brady Meets Bill Belichick In Week 4?” There are some interesting takes here and most likely to be one of the most watched games of all season. Be sure to check the video out when you get a chance, it’s worth the watch!