- Why Rex Ryan has serious doubts about Cam, Patriots' offense
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News: 3 days agoNewton completed 9 of 15 pass attempts for 98 yards and three interceptions while carrying five times for 19 yards during Sunday's 33-6 loss to the 49ers.
Spin: Newton averaged a pedestrian 6.5 yards per attempt while recording the lowest yard and completion numbers of his career. He was benched after his third turnover midway through the third quarter and watched as Jarrett Stidham finished the game. Coach Bill Belichick said after the game that Newton is the starter for now, so he should be expected under center next Sunday against the Bills, but it's clear that his leash is not long after throwing five interceptions with no touchdowns over his last two games.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Newton signed with the Patriots following nine seasons in Carolina. The dual-threat quarterback was playing some of the best ball of his career in 2018, but that campaign was cut short by a late-season shoulder injury and a foot injury derailed his 2019 campaign. Newton attempted only 89 passes and ran the ball five times in two games prior to being shut down for the season. Now that he's 31 years old, it's fair to wonder whether he can still be a factor with his legs and, if not, can he make up for it with his arm? Even missing two games in 2018, Newton finished top five at the position in carries, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns for the eighth consecutive season, so it's very possible he has something left in the tank. He's worth a late-round flier, as he'll be back on the QB1 radar if he beats out Jarrett Stidham.