Bill Belichick on naming a QB: When we’re ready to do it, we’ll do it

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Plenty of reporters around the Patriots have pointed to signs that suggest Cam Newton looks like the team’s starting quarterback to open the 2020 season, but the team hasn’t made any move to formally end their quarterback competition at this point.

That didn’t change during head coach Bill Belichick’s press conference on Monday. Belichick was asked how close the team was to naming a starter from the group of Newton, Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer and he didn’t offer much about how imminent that decision will be.

“When we’re ready to do it, we’ll do it,” Belichick said.

The Bears said over the weekend that they won’t be naming a starter before facing the Lions in Week One. It’s unclear if the Patriots will go that route ahead of their game against the Dolphins or if they’ll put an end to the suspense at some point in the next two weeks.

6 responses to “Bill Belichick on naming a QB: When we’re ready to do it, we’ll do it

  1. What’s the mystery? They have no choice if they’re serious about competing this season. They have one NFL starting QB on their roster.

  2. I would say Cam starts the first 6 to 8 games, then gets injured and Stidham takes over.

  3. What is the advantage of naming your starter 2 weeks before the opener? It’s not too difficult to guess. Watch who is getting the bulk of first team reps the week before games.

  4. Cam isn’t starting in NE unless the Pats are totally desperate, Cam already said “this is calculus” when refering to the Pats playbook so it’s very clear HE DOESN’T GET IT and the Pats won’t roll with a QB that doesn’t get it! So the choice is between Stidman and Hoyer.

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