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Newton admits Patriots are 'going to win' games with Mac Jones

/ by Nick Goss
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Cam Newton released his much-anticipated "Funky Friday" video to his YouTube page Friday morning, and as expected, he discussed several details surrounding his release from the New England Patriots at the end of August.

He also discussed his quarterback competition with Mac Jones, a battle that the rookie won over the course of training camp and the preseason.

Newton said he would've accepted a backup role but acknowledged it would have created an uncomfortable situation for Jones.

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The former league MVP also admitted that the Patriots will be successful with Jones.

“They’re going to win football games with Mac Jones,” Newton said.

"But they were going to win them with you as well," Newton's father, Cecil, responded.

“That’s a fact, too,” Newton added. “But I don’t want the audience to think he’s only saying that just because he’s not there no more. No, Mac is good enough. I think when they selected him, they wanted to find out a couple of things. One of those things they wanted to find out was is he capable of leading this offense to be productive?”

Judging by Jones' performance throughout the offseason, camp, joint practices and the preseason, it's clear that the Alabama product can lead a productive offense with him as the starter. Jones has shown plenty of poise in the pocket, he throws accurate passes and his command of the offense is pretty impressive for a rookie.

 

There will be growing pains, but the Patriots offense has a better chance of succeeding with Jones under center than it would have with Newton.

Check out Newton's entire conversation with his father in the video below:

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