QB - NE
This Week Outlook
Cam Newton completed 21-of-30 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots' Week 17 win over the Jets, adding 11 rushes for 79 yards on the ground.
Newton also caught a receiving touchdown thrown by wideout Jakobi Meyers. The former MVP signed a one-year deal with New England over the offseason and flashed his dual-threat abilities early on, but his limitations ultimately became the biggest storyline surrounding his play. Newton didn't have a strong supporting cast but finished with a horrid 8:10 TD:INT ratio spanning 15 games. He'll turn 32 over the offseason and is unlikely to return to the Patriots.
Patriots QB Cam Newton completed 5-of-10 passes for just 34 yards and added four rushes for 24 yards and a TD in Week 16's loss to the Bills.
After his second shoulder surgery, there were questions about Newton's arm strength heading into the 2020 season, and the doubters were proven correct on Monday night. Newton just couldn't get the ball to his receivers. He was inaccurate and skipped a couple of passes to open WRs. It's hard to predict what's in Newton's future, but an offseason of rest and training might be for the best.
The Patriots benched QB Cam Newton with 8:21 remaining in the third quarter of Monday night's game against the Bills.
Jarrett Stidham has taken over. Newton scored a rushing touchdown but was otherwise ineffective handling the offense.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that Cam Newton is expected to start at quarterback against the Bills in Week 16.
The Patriots were officially eliminated from playoff contention this past Sunday, which led many to believe that Jarrett Stidham would start New England's final two games. That won't be the case, though it wouldn't be a surprise to see Stidham enter the game if Newton struggles out of the gate. Fantasy managers should consider Newton a risky, low-end QB2 this weekend.
Cam Newton completed 17-of-27 passes for 209 scoreless yards in the Patriots' 22-12 Week 15 loss to the Dolphins.
Newton also ran nine times for 38 yards on the ground. If was another lifeless performance by New England's offense as the team was eliminated from postseason contention. Newton now has an ugly 5:10 TD:INT through 13 games. It's unclear if the Patriots will stick with him these last two weeks. If they do, Newton will be a low-end QB2 against the Bills in Week 16.