The team has two weeks until its season opener against the Dolphins, so the time is coming for a decision on the starting quarterback. But Sunday was not the day.
After the Patriots ended the preseason with a 22-20 victory over the Giants, Mike Reiss of ESPN asked Patriots coach Bill Belichick if he had decided on his opening day starter.
“No,” Belichick replied. “We still have a lot of decisions to make.”
Newton played two series Sunday. He threw an interception and led the Patriots to a field goal, going 2-for-5 for 10 yards. Jones was 10-of-14 for 156 yards and a touchdown in his six possessions.
Newton missed three practices last week after a COVID-19 protocol misunderstanding.