Posted: 4/30/2021 4:36 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton is the starter until QB Jarrett Stidham or QB Mac Jones is 'ready to compete' for the job, according to head coach Bill Belichick.
Huddle Up: Newton struggled in his first season with the Patriots, but he scored 12 rushing touchdowns, and New England added several offensive players in free agency. Low-end QB1 production isn't out of the question for Newton, but if he will likely have a short leash with Mac Jones waiting in the wings.
Posted: 3/31/2021 10:13 pm UTC
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said about the team's 2021 quarterback Wednesday, March 31, 'one way or another, we have to get that position solidified.' Cam Newton and Jarrett Stidham are currently the top QBs on the Patriots' depth chart.
Huddle Up: Newton completed 65.8 percent of his passes for 2,657 yards and eight touchdowns but with 10 interceptions over 15 games played in 2020. He can be only partially blamed as WRs Jakobi Meyers and Damiere Byrd were his top two receivers and RB Damien Harris was the leading rusher with 691 yards on the ground. However it ends up being addressed, the Patriots' starting QB is likely to be just a QB2 for fantasy purposes.
Posted: 3/12/2021 2:24 pm UTC
Free-agent QB Cam Newton (Patriots) agreed to a one-year deal with the New England Patriots Friday, March 12. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: Newton started the season well before COVID-19 changed everything. He went down due to the virus and never recovered on the field. The position is loaded in fantasy, and Newton will be slept on. View him as a QB2 that could wind up your starter.
Posted: 3/02/2021 1:14 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton scored 12 rushing touchdowns inside the red zone in 2020 - the most in the league by a quarterback - according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: There was much made about the fact Newton threw for eight touchdowns versus 10 interceptions in 2020, but his ability to serve as his own goal-line back occasionally made him a somewhat serviceable fantasy QB2 down the stretch even after he cooled following a strong start. It seems reasonable to believe New England will draft someone within the first three rounds to compete with him this season if he returns to the Patriots, but he looks like the best bet to be their Week 1 starter again right now.
Posted: 2/22/2021 10:22 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Cam Newton said he would be open to signing a one-year contract with the Patriots this offseason.
Huddle Up: Newton rushed for 12 touchdowns this season but threw for only 2,657 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games. He should be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season if he is able to find a starting job this offseason.
Posted: 2/04/2021 1:51 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton could garner interest from the Washington Football Team this offseason, if he reaches free agency, according to Washington head coach Ron Rivera Wednesday, Feb. 3. 'I think the biggest thing we can say, guys, is that we're exploring all of our options,' Rivera said when asked about Newton. 'Nothing is off the table. ... we're going to do what we believe is best for us.'
Huddle Up: Incumbent Alex Smith would likely still have the first crack at the starting job if Newton were to be added this offseason. Neither option is too appealing for fantasy purposes.
Posted: 1/03/2021 10:34 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton completed 21-of-30 passes for 242 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the New York Jets while running for a game-high 79 yards on 11 totes, including a game-best 49-yard scamper. WR Jakobi Meyers also hit Newton on a 19-yard pass for touchdown. RB Sony Michel rushed 16 times for 76 yards, and he added three grabs for 60 yards and a score. Meyers also posted a team-high 68 receiving yards while running for seven yards, TE Devin Asiasi had two catches for 39 yards and a touchdown, while RB James White ended up with a touchdown grab and 31 yards. WR N'Keal Harry finished with two grabs for 17 yards, while DE Chase Winovich led the way on defense with six total stops, two sacks, two tackles for loss, a pass defensed and three quarterback hits.
Posted: 12/29/2020 3:25 am UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton was benched during the Week 16 game and has been replaced by QB Jarrett Stidham.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Newton or Stidham will be the starting quarterback in Week 17. Fantasy players in most leagues should be able to find better options no matter which one starts and can avoid both Patriots quarterbacks.
Posted: 12/20/2020 10:14 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton completed 17-of-27 passes for 209 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins and he ran for 38 yards on nine attempts.
Huddle Up: Newton and the Patriots will host the NFC East champion Buffalo Bills next Monday night. With the Patriots out of the playoff picture, for all intents and purposes, it wouldn't be surprising to see Jarrett Stidham make a start or two down the stretch for the Pats to evaluate him in real game situations.
Posted: 12/11/2020 1:40 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton will remain the starter, according to head coach Bill Belichick.
Huddle Up: Newton has been awful the last couple of games, but he's still the 12th-ranked quarterback in fantasy over the last five weeks. He'll have a midrange matchup against the Miami Dolphins as a low-end QB1 next week.