Social media is still reeling from the New England Patriots releasing veteran quarterback Cam Newton on Tuesday, turning things over to rookie Mac Jones as the starter.
This cut was unexpected as Newton was brought back on a 1-year deal after playing in fifteen games last season. In limited time, he looked decent in the preseason (14-of-21 for 162 yards with a touchdown and an interception).
However, things took a turn last week when Newton had to miss several days of practice after a COVID-19 testing mishap/misunderstanding. That opened the door for Jones, and he took full advantage of it.