Bill Belichick not ready to name starting QB: ‘When we’re ready to do it, we’ll do it’

By Erin Walsh | Last updated 8/31/20

Plenty of reporters in New England have suggested that Cam Newton looks like the team’s starting quarterback for the 2020 campaign as his training camp has been better than Jarrett Stidhams or Brian Hoyers. 

However, with two weeks until the NFL season begins, head coach Bill Belichick isn’t ready to hand the crown to Newton just yet. 

Just about everyone knew it would be hard for Stidham or Hoyer to beat out Newton for the job. While the second-year signal-caller and veteran quarterback have played relatively the same throughout training camp, Patriots reporters have acknowledged that Newton looks better each time he takes the field.

Newton certainly would love to become New England’s starter in the post-Tom Brady era, but he wasn’t guaranteed the position when he signed a one-year, up to $7.5 million deal with the club.

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