dangolka (CBS) — The 2020 season was already going to be an fascinating one for the New England Patriots, the franchise’s first with out Tom Brady. Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer are all vying to interchange the GOAT at quarterback throughout coaching camp, and sooner or later, Invoice Belichick must tab considered one of them as Brady’s successor.
Proper? Possibly not. Belichick was requested Wednesday morning about the good thing about doubtlessly going with a quarterback platoon, the pinnacle coach sounded open to the thought. Then once more, he’s open to any concept that places the workforce in the most effective place to earn a victory each weekend.
“I might all the time say I’d do what’s greatest for the workforce, no matter provides us the most effective probability to win. No matter it’s, I might think about it,” mentioned Belichick. “Run an unbalanced line, double unbalanced line, 23 personnel — if it helps us win, I might think about something.”
It could be an fascinating transfer, contemplating the completely different talent set that Newton brings in comparison with these of Stidham and Hoyer. Newton and his huge body — all 6-foot-5, 245 kilos of him — provides the Patriots a brand new dynamic underneath heart that the workforce has by no means had underneath Belichick.
To date in camp, the Patriots haven’t tipped their hand as to whom could be the QB come Week 1, giving all three equal reps in observe. Actually, Newton — the favourite within the clubhouse — has been third within the QB pecking order.
Previous to being requested a few potential platoon, Belichick did say he must decide on the place sooner or later. However he’s in no in rush to provide away any of the workforce’s intentions.
“Clearly there may be some level the place that may occur, however now we wish to give everybody a chance to get the fundamentals. We’re doing that in any respect positions, getting everybody a chance to run the fundamental performs and get the basics down,” he mentioned. “In some unspecified time in the future we received’t equalize the reps, however we’re not there now.”
Likelihood is the Patriots will take the quaint method and identify a starter by Week 1, however for now, Belichick goes to maintain the remainder of the NFL guessing. And with none preseason video games to provide us a glimpse of a possible recreation plan, that may probably proceed all the way in which as much as Sept. 13 in opposition to the Miami Dolphins, assuring that former Patriots assistant and present Miami head coach must put together for not less than two completely different types of quarterback play.