Despite another poor performance from his quarterback, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has no plans to take the starting position away from Cam Newton.
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That’s what the 68-year-old driver said on Thursday night, after his side were humiliated 24-3 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Visibly annoyed during his post-game press briefing, Belichick cut off a reporter who was trying to ask a question about the quarterbacks.
“Great question, I’m so glad you asked it,” said the one who won six Super Bowls at the helm of the Patriots sarcastically. Cam is our quarterback. ”
Against the Rams, Newton completed just nine of his 16 passes for 119 yards. He was also the victim of an interception which was brought back for a major.
With 10 minutes to go, the 31-year-old pivot has been replaced by Jarrett Stidham. It seems that the “Pats” were not satisfied with Newton’s game and that they also wanted to preserve his health, he who played the clash despite an injury to the abdomen.
“I just do what is asked of me. I want to keep improving and that’s what I intend to do, ”said Newton, when asked if he had requested to be withdrawn from the game.
In 2020, the former Carolina Panthers player is in his first season with the Patriots. In 12 games, he completed 66.1% of his throws for 2,172 yards and five touchdowns. However, he was the victim of 10 thefts.
Newton, however, managed to get out of the game when he ran with the ball. In 113 carries, he rushed for 451 yards and hit the pay zone 11 times.
The Patriots are having their worst season since 2002, with a 6-7 record right now. If they want to get a place in the playoffs, they don’t have much room for mistakes this season. The “Pats” will play their last three games of the campaign against their rivals in the East section of the American, the Miami Dolphins (8-4), the Buffalo Bills (9-3) and the Jets (0- 12) from New York.