This might help explain exactly why Mac Jones was named the New England Patriots starting quarterback…
And it also explains why Cam Newton was cut.
According to former Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich, word from within the team building is that the rookie quarterback was actually the one who was teaching the former MVP and 11-year veteran the playbook. Obviously, it should be the other way around. Even if Newton has only had one extra year in the Patriots system.
If you’re looking for a better idea of exactly how crazy this is, just listen to how Ninkovich talks about it on the Dan and Ninko Show:
This is not only a knock on Newton, but it also goes to show just how NFL-ready Mac Jones really is. It’s looking more and more like the Patriots made the right move. But we won’t know for certain until they finally kick off at home next Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.