Free Agent Cam Newton Gives an Honest Admission on Mac Jones After Getting Replaced by Him in New England Patriots

Published 06/08/2022, 4:35 PM EDT
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 27: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots looks on during the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Gillette Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

After Tom Brady left, Cam Newton took the charge at the quarterback position of the New England Patriots. He didn’t have the best of years, but the sense around the franchise was Newton will be given more time. However, that changed pretty quickly after last year’s draft.

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The Patriots drafted quarterback Mac Jones from Alabama in the 2021 NFL Draft. It was soon declared that Jones will be the starting quarterback instead of Newton. The former Panthers quarterback didn’t like the decision, and instead of being a backup quarterback, he asked to leave the team.

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Following his departure from the New England Patriots, Cam Newton later signed with the Carolina Panthers again. He recently gave his honest thoughts on Mac Jones. Even though he was replaced by Jones, Cam Newton didn’t have any negative feelings toward the young quarterback.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 19: Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots reacts against the Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 19, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 35-0. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Newton said, “I was with Mac Jones, Mac Jones is going to be a great quarterback. I would put Mac Jones at that twenty-ish threshold. He’s a young gun. Obviously with the guys that they’re going to build around him from the defense, special teams, offensive side…”

Cam Newton might return to the Carolina Panthers

There is a very high possibility that Cam Newton will be in Carolina once again for the next NFL season. Newton is currently a free agent, and the Panthers might need to recall their former quarterback.

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The Carolina Panthers need a veteran QB in their locker room. The franchise can benefit from the presence of Newton. He can still play and ball out for them. Moreover, he can provide his valuable experience to the rookie quarterback Matt Corral.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 12: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers before their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Bank of America Stadium on September 12, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

If Cam Newton eventually ends up on the Panthers, he’ll have an opportunity to redeem himself. If Newton has time to adjust to a new team, he can be a valuable contributor.

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Sharda University. Abhimanyu has been a life-long fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Liverpool FC.

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