Cam Newton: Mac Jones is “cool like the other side of the pillow”

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As training camp gets rolling, Cam Newton is still the Patriots’ starting quarterback. But since New England drafted Mac Jones in the spring, there’s little doubt the 15th overall pick will take over as QB1 sooner or later.

But like in San Francisco, there appears to be no awkwardness between Newton and Jones. The incumbent starter spoke candidly following the draft that taking Jones was the right decision for New England.

On Friday, Newton described Jones as an even-keel guy who he’s willing to support.

“Oh man, [he’s] cool like the other side of the pillow, you know what I’m saying? You never know when he’s really down himself, you don’t really necessarily know when he’s up either,” Newton said, via Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal. “He’s real cool. I’m surprised [with] his knowingness of hip-hop music. You catch him in the locker room every time quoting some Future, some ‘Baby. But those are things that you’ve just got to learn with time. We had an opportunity to meet in OTAs but you don’t really get it. And then it’s still another curve that’s going to get during game times. It’s good that we get preseason games and things like that so you’ll know these live bullets.

“So I’m pretty much here for him just like Brian [Hoyer] is here for him. And I know it’s reciprocated on all fronts.”

With Bill Belichick as head coach, the Patriots quarterback situation isn’t as open as others around the league, like in New Orleans or Denver. So until Jones proves he can beat out Newton, the 2015 MVP is likely to continue as New England’s starter.

But even after that happens — if it happens this year — Newton seems willing to help out Jones however he can.

13 responses to “Cam Newton: Mac Jones is “cool like the other side of the pillow”

  1. Who would have ever thought that Cam Newton would be an example to Aaron Rodgers on how to behave regarding your successor?

  2. Never trust an Auburn guy speaking about an Alabama guy, and vice versa. Cam isn’t ready to capitulate, he’s just being nice.

  3. “So I’m pretty much here for him just like Brian [Hoyer] is here for him. And I know it’s reciprocated on all fronts.”

    Why does nobody ever mention Jarrett Stidham? Is he even around?

  4. Lol I remember the days when my team’s QBs were so bad that I had to try to find hope in stupid comments like this. Enjoy the purgatory you avoided for 20 years, Pats fans.

  5. “Not a single mention of Stidham… interesting.”

    I caught the presser live — he mentioned him a couple of times.

  6. I will say this about Cam Newton that I can’t say about Aaron Rodgers, with Cam he at least treats his potential successor with encouragement and respect Aaron Rodgers would rather take his ball and go home and pull his trolling nonsense online. Cam may not be what he used to be but I’d rather have him in my locker than big baby Rodgers

  7. Cam is saying all the right things. Althought I don’t think he is a starting QB in this league anymore, he should have a long career as a backup.

  8. As long as Cam doesn’t pass along his mechanics and footwork Jones will be fine for years to come…

  9. Cam Newton had 8 TD’s and 10 INT,’s in 2020. Aaron Rogers had 48 TD’s and 5 INT’s in 2020. You make the call.

  10. nhpats2011 says:
    July 30, 2021 at 2:12 pm
    “So I’m pretty much here for him just like Brian [Hoyer] is here for him. And I know it’s reciprocated on all fronts.”

    Why does nobody ever mention Jarrett Stidham? Is he even around
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    Man, you sound like a scorned chick….are you angry that Jarrett married someone else so all you can do now is CONSTANTLY obsess over him on EVERY Patriots article??!!

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