In ruling out Cam Newton, Ron Rivera declares Ryan Fitzpatrick to be the starter

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The sudden and abrupt release of Cam Newton by the Patriots caused many to wonder whether the Washington Football Team would reunite him with coach Ron Rivera, given that the duo spent nine years together in Carolina.

On Tuesday, Rivera made it clear that there’s no interest in Cam. In so doing, Rivera finally named his starting quarterback.

“It did pop up on our radar, but just so you know, Ryan Fitzpatrick is our starting quarterback,” Rivera said, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post. “So that’s where we are. We have three guys we like that all came to camp, did a nice job for us and we’re going to go forward with those guys.”

Could that change if there’s an injury? Maybe. For now, though, the message is clear. Cam won’t be offered a spot with the Washington Football Team.

The bigger news is that, after a few weeks of being coy about the identity of the starting quarterback, Rivera has told us what we already thought we knew. Fitzpatrick is the guy.

25 responses to “In ruling out Cam Newton, Ron Rivera declares Ryan Fitzpatrick to be the starter

  1. Fitzy earned the job and the players would have mutinied if mngmt tried pushing him to the sidelines for another team’s cast off. Fitzy is the guy indeed.

  2. As much as I love Ryan Fitzpatrick for the competitor he is, it feels like, and pains me to think it that, WFT are heading for a 50/50 record at best.

  3. Anyone who watched SB50 saw first hand Cam’s heart, or lack of it. Riverboat Ron had a front row seat.

  4. Timings bad, but Fitzmagic (39 in Nov) will soon have another Fitztragic spell. If it was April I’d take Cam. Pats only released him because Mac hugely exceeded expectations.

  5. Cam’s vax status is going to be a factor whether its cared to be said or not. The most important abilities are availability, reliability, and dependability. If a player does not have those things going on the reasons why are unimportant. You can win games with those reasons why.

  6. Cam’s vax status is going to be a factor whether its cared to be said or not. The most important abilities are availability, reliability, and dependability. If a player does not have those things going on the reasons why are unimportant. You can’t win games with those reasons why.

  7. cam is a cartoon. pats probably hoped he become something, but knew he was a one year bandaid.
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  8. Even if Rivera likes Cam Newton as a man and a player, signing him would undercut the coach’s stance on vaccines. And Rivera doesn’t appear to be the kind of guy who would be hypocritical enough to ignore his previous statements just so he could sign a player that might, and heavy emphasis on might, improve his team.

  9. Being unvaccinated, Cam shouldn’t expect anyone to be interested at this time. Especially a coach like Rivera.

  10. It speaks volumes about how far Cam has fallen that his former HC chooses a re-tread QB over a former MVP. Cam’s only other option to be a starter is in Houston, but they don’t seem very interested in trying to win.

  11. footballismybusiness says:

    September 1, 2021 at 4:06 am

    Fitzy earned the job and the players would have mutinied if mngmt tried pushing him to the sidelines for another team’s cast off. Fitzy is the guy indeed.
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    Lmfao there is absolutely NO chance players would revolt or mutiny over Fitzpatrick 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  12. Cam is a perfect example of a running QB, they break down and fall apart when they get around thirty and become very one dimensional and he is no where near a good passer. At best a team that has an unvaccinated QB (Vikes, Bills, Dallas, etc) will sign him to a league minimum contract and isolate from the team him until an aforementioned QB tests positive as not to have to do what Denver did last year.

    Cam simply is to used up to be a starter anymore.

  13. At 39 Fitz proves he can still throw down field. “What do you mean those are not my receivers?”

  14. Newton’s erratic play was one of the main reasons he got fired in Carolina why on earth would he want him in DC?? By the way Newton in 11 years THREE winning seasons. OVER RATED!!

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