The New England Patriots have released quarterback Cam Newton from the team. The announcement came mid-morning Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

This paves the way for rookie Mack Jones to take over the starting position at quarterback. Jones played college football at Alabama and was a first round draft pick.

Newton went 7-8 for the New England Patriots last season after assuming the role when Tom Brady went to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Last Week, Cam Newton missed practice for three days due to COVID protocols. Newton signed a one year deal with the New England Patriots with $3.5 million guaranteed. He got a signing bonus of $2 million back in March of 2021. The max deal was $13.6 million.

In addition to Mack Jones, New England have Brian Hoyer on the quarterback roster. The other quarterback playing for the Patriots is Jarrett Stidham.

Head coach Bill Belichick and the front office have a deadline Tuesday evening, August 31 to have the team down to just 53 players total.

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