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Patriots reportedly name Cam Newton starting quarterback

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Noah Ferguson | 04 September, 2020, 22:24

There will be no Jarrett Stidham experiment against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 of the 2020 National Football League season - the New England Patriots have reportedly declared quarterback Cam Newton as the team's starting quarterback ahead of the close of training camp.

For all but one of the opening games over the past 18 seasons, that position had been filled by Tom Brady.

According to the Boston Globe's Jim McBride, Cam Newton was named the Patriots starting quarterback by Bill Belichick during a team meeting on Thursday. When asked about those reports on Friday, Belichick had a predictable response.

New England hosts the Miami Dolphins in Week 1.

The Patriots signed Newton to a one-year deal this summer and he will officially replace Brady under center after the future Hall of Fame gunslinger agreed to a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Newton spent the past nine seasons with Carolina, earning three Pro Bowl selections, but was released by the Panthers in March following an injury-plagued 2019 season. New England did not sign the former NFL MVP to keep him as a backup.

Newton won the Heisman Trophy for the 2010 season as he helped Auburn compile an undefeated record and win the BCS national championship.

Around The NFL will have more on Newton's status shortly.

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group.

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