The Patriots aren’t prepared to call a beginning quarterback for the season opener, based on Invoice Belichick.
The pinnacle coach mentioned as a lot after New England’s 22-20 win over the Giants in Sunday’s preseason finale.
“We nonetheless have quite a lot of choices to make,” Belichick instructed reporters concerning the competitors between veteran Cam Newton and rookie Mac Jones.
Though Belichick isn’t prepared to call a starter, all indicators level to Newton getting the decision when New England opens its season Sept. 12 in opposition to Miami.
The 32-year-old began all three preseason video games, together with Sunday’s, when he went 2 of 5 for 10 yards and threw one interception by two sequence.
Newton additionally labored because the QB1 all through coaching camp, apart from the practices he missed as a consequence of violating the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols.
The damage inclined 2015 MVP went 7-8 with the Patriots final season, his first with New England after spending the primary 9 years of his profession with the Panthers.
Jones, the Patriots’ 2021 first-round select of Alabama, relieved Newton on Sunday and performed deep into the third quarter alongside the backups.
He was 10 of 14 for 156 yards and one landing, however was sacked 4 instances.
Jones completed the preseason 36 of 52 for 389 yards, with one landing and no interceptions.
“I’m right here to play any function I can play, assist in any means I can,” Jones instructed reporters Sunday. “I’m going to be prepared at any time when my time comes.”