Cam Newton Named Patriots’ Beginning Quarterback, Group Captain

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dangolka (CBS) — Cam Newton has solely been a member of the Patriots for 2 months. He’s apparently been fairly spectacular in that quick time.

In line with stories on Thursday, Newton not solely formally earned that beginning quarterback job, however he additionally was named a workforce captain.

The dangolka Globe’s Jim McBride first reported that Newton is the starter, whereas the dangolka Herald’s Andrew Callahan reported that Newton has been named a captain.

That’s a reasonably important step for a quarterback who remained with no job till June. Newton — the MVP of the league in 2015 — was launched from the Panthers this offseason after which handed over by each NFL workforce. By the workforce he got here round to accepting a low-money, short-term cope with the Patriots, he had already begun his mission to show everybody fallacious.

Whereas that journey finally can’t totally start till the video games start, Newton’s work this summer time clearly has him on the trail wanted to get there.

The opposite offensive captains are David Andrews and James White, in keeping with ESPN’s Discipline Yates. Earlier Thursday, it was reported that Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, Ja’Whaun Bentley and Lawrence Man are the defensive captains, whereas Matthew Slater is the particular groups captain.

The Patriots open their season subsequent Sunday, Sept. 13, with a house date towards the Miami Dolphins. Captain Cam Newton might be below middle for that first offensive snap.

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