By Michael Bennett
ESPN is reporting that the New England Patriots are releasing veteran Cam Newton and rookie Mac Jones will be the starter.
Newton started last Sunday and played two series, all with the starters.
Jones, who was the 15th overall pick out of Alabama, relieved him and played deep into the third quarter, all with the backups.
Newton, who was 2-of-5 for 10 yards with one interception on Sunday, hasn’t addressed reporters since the COVID-19 protocol “misunderstanding” that led him to miss three practices last week.
Jones finished the preseason 36-of-52 for 389 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. He was sacked four times in Sunday’s finale after having been sacked just once in the prior two preseason games.