New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton posted a cryptic message online amid rookie Mac Jones’ preseason debut.
Newton and Jones are currently engaged in something of a battle for the starting quarterback spot.
This past week, in the Patriots’ preseason game against the Washington Football Team, Newton amassed 49 yards on 4-of-7 passing. He was then replaced in the outing by Jones, who recorded 89 yards on 13-of-19 passing.
After the fact, Newton posted this message on Instagram:
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The Patriots quarterback battle will be one to watch. Jones is obviously viewed as the long-term fix at play caller, but it remains to be seen if head coach Bill Belichick deems him worthy of the role this year.
Wow D’Angelo Russell. https://t.co/1lJSdt365O
— Game 7 (@game7__) August 15, 2021
As for Newton, as good as his intentions no doubt are, it’s also hard to shake the memory of his failure from last season. At one point in 2019-20 opposing teams were literally openly mocking the Patriots for their offensive ineptness.
One way or another, this is going to be a big year for the Patriots. Either they’ll get back and return to some semblance of what they once were – or we’ll be able to officially stick a fork in the dynasty once and for all.