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Twitter explodes with reaction after Patriots cut Cam Newton

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The New England Patriots reportedly have made a decision on who they will start at quarterback against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season, and it's not Cam Newton.

The former league MVP was released by the Patriots on Tuesday, per Jim McBride of The Boston Globe. NBC Sports Boston's Patriots insider Phil Perry has confirmed the report. All 32 teams need to trim their roster down to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

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The Patriots will go with rookie Mac Jones as their starting QB. The Alabama product impressed in several different ways (accuracy, poise, work ethic, etc.) throughout training camp and the preseason. 

Here's some notable Twitter reaction to the report of Newton being cut by the Patriots.