Cam Newton Officially Quarterback Starting Patriots.
During a group meeting on Thursday morning, Phil Belich told his players that Newton had won the three-way battle with Jared Stidham and Brian Hoyer, according to league sources.
The former NFL MVP signed a one-year contract with the team on June 28 after being released by the Carolina Panthers on June 28.
While maintaining throughout the camp that no decision has been made as to who will be the opening quarterback for the starter against Miami on September 13, Belichick He praised Newton earlier this week.
Belizek told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday: “No one works harder than doing the game.” That’s what I value most about him. This is not easy for players – in fact, any of us should do. ”
Newton was named one of the team’s captains, along with Matthew Slater, David Andrews, James White, Javan Bentley, Lawrence Guy, Devin McCurdy, and Jason McCurdy.
Newton, 31, was the league’s MVP for the 2015 season, throwing 3,837 yards and 35 touchdowns, leading the Panthers to a Super Bowl 50 where they lost to Denver Broncos.
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