Cam Newton’s optimistic check end result means he received’t play in opposition to Kansas Metropolis. Who’re his backups, and what are the Patriots choices?
Invoice Belichick mentioned QB is an effective place to have depth, and the Patriots can be counting on it Sunday with Brian Hoyer (No. 2 QB the primary three weeks) and Jarrett Stidham subsequent in line.
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Cam Newton’s Resurgence
Cam Newton has change into the face of the Patriots offense this season. His numbers will not be eye-popping, however it’s clear that the Patriots id revolves round him.
Newton’s operating means has made the Patriots a run-first group this season as they’ve already hit 200+ speeding yards in two weeks.
Prime Dashing Offenses – Whole NFL
1. New England Patriots (178 ypg)
2. Inexperienced Bay Packers (172 ypg)
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The Patriots don’t have a robust core of receivers, and thus counting on the bottom recreation has carried out them good to date. Nonetheless, with Newton out in opposition to Kansas Metropolis, the Patriots will lack that id. It is going to be as much as both Brian Hoyer or Jarrett Stidham to beat the Chiefs with their arms.
Brian Hoyer or Jarret Stidham
At the beginning of the summer time, it regarded like Jarrett Stidham had the beginning job underneath management. The Patriots drafted him within the fourth spherical in 2019, and he served as Tom Brady’s backup.
Nonetheless, this low season he was beat out in coaching camp by each Cam Newton and Brian Hoyer, sliding in to the QB3 place. Actually, Stidham has been positioned on the inactive record for the Patriots for all three video games this 12 months. Coaches nonetheless have loads of positives to say about him.
“He’s a pleasure to work with as a result of all he desires to ever do is get higher and all he desires to do is enhance and discover a method to be extra part of enjoying,” quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch mentioned Tuesday.
With that being mentioned, the Patriots will most definitely begin Brian Hoyer. Hoyer can greatest be described as a journeyman. He’s been a strong backup and even starter at instances, however his play is essentially inconsistent. The one good factor, nonetheless, is that he has been within the New England system earlier than.
He was Tom Brady’s backup from 2009-2011 and once more from 2017-2018. For the Chiefs, that is nice information. Final time Hoyer performed the Chiefs it was not fairly.
Brian Hoyer will begin in opposition to the Chiefs on Monday or Tuesday. Final time Hoyer performed Kansas Metropolis it was an absolute nightmare.
It was Brian Hoyer’s lone playoff begin within the 2016 AFC Wild Card.
His Statline: 15/34 136YDS 0TD 4INT 2FUM, Misplaced 30-0.
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