dangolka (CBS) — If Cam Newton can’t play Monday in opposition to the Denver Broncos, the Patriots will reportedly flip to Jarrett Stidham at quarterback.
In keeping with Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports activities, Invoice Belichick will give his second-year QB the beginning in opposition to the Broncos if Newton is unable to play. It will be the primary profession begin for Stidham, who started Week 4’s 26-10 loss to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs as Brian Hoyer’s backup.
Hoyer struggled mightily in final week’s loss, making a key psychological mistake on the finish of the primary half that price the Patriots factors. He was sacked with the Patriots in subject purpose vary as time expired forward of halftime, a monumental no-no as New England didn’t have any timeouts. He took one other crimson zone sack within the third quarter, fumbling the ball within the course of. The veteran completed with simply 130 passing yards and two turnovers.
Stidham was solely barely higher in his reduction effort when he got here in late within the third quarter. He threw a landing to cap off his first drive of the sport, but in addition threw a pair of interceptions. He completed 5-for-13 for 60 yards within the loss.
In 4 profession appearances, Stidham is 7-for-17 for 74 yards with one landing and three interceptions.
New England’s Week 5 matchup with the Broncos was pushed from Sunday afternoon to Monday night, so there’s a slight likelihood that Newton might be able to return, regardless that he examined optimistic for COVID-19 simply final weekend.
But when Newton doesn’t go well with up, it sounds just like the Patriots shall be beginning their third totally different quarterback in a three-week span.