Cam Newton’s horrendous outing leads to benching from Bill Belichick

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Bill Belichick made a quarterback change in the second half of New England’s game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.» data-reactid=»16″>Bill Belichick made a quarterback change in the second half of New England’s game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Will the change be for more than Week 7?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Patriots quarterback Cam Newton was bad on Sunday. He was 9-of-15 for 98 yards and three interceptions. After he threw his third pick on an errant pass, Belichick decided it was time to go with Jarrett Stidham. The Patriots trailed 30-6 at the time of that interception and eventually lost, 33-6.» data-reactid=»22″>Patriots quarterback Cam Newton was bad on Sunday. He was 9-of-15 for 98 yards and three interceptions. After he threw his third pick on an errant pass, Belichick decided it was time to go with Jarrett Stidham. The Patriots trailed 30-6 at the time of that interception and eventually lost, 33-6.

The Patriots’ offense has completely stagnated. There’s not much around Newton, but he’s not helping either. He threw a few inaccurate passes against the 49ers.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="In last week’s loss to the Denver Broncos, the Patriots scored just 12 points and Newton had 157 passing yards with a 51.6 passer rating. Newton has two passing touchdowns and seven interceptions in five games.» data-reactid=»26″>In last week’s loss to the Denver Broncos, the Patriots scored just 12 points and Newton had 157 passing yards with a 51.6 passer rating. Newton has two passing touchdowns and seven interceptions in five games.

Cam Newton struggled against the 49ers, and was benched. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Cam Newton struggled against the 49ers, and was benched. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Cam Newton struggled against the 49ers, and was benched. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Newton missed a game when he went on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He has struggled since coming back. Stidham was viewed as the most likely candidate to start the Patriots’ season in the post-Tom Brady era before Newton signed on a one-year deal.

Belichick said postgame that Newton will be his starter next week against the Buffalo Bills.

Even if that’s true, it seems clear Newton doesn’t have a lot of job security going forward. He didn’t on Sunday.

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