So, we now know what life would be like for the New England Patriots if Cam Newton wasn’t in the picture.
Newton was out for Monday’s 26-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs after contracting COVID-19. The result for New England was substandard quarterback play between Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham, the latter of whom took over in the third quarter.
Of course, Newton, after a few injury-riddled seasons, is playing on a one-year prove-it deal with the Pats. Thus far, he’s certainly proved his worth, arguably never more so than Monday, when we got a glimpse of what the Patriots’ offense would look like without Newton.
Thus, Patriots fans were quick to start pointing out that Bill Belichick probably should figure out a way to get Newton inked to a long-term deal.
Newton’s contract situation already has been a subject of much discussion, but the quarterback has indicated it’s not something he’s thinking about right now.