NFL Network's Mike Giardi reports a "legit competition" between Cam Newton and Mac Jones will be on tap at training camp.
28 June 2021
Jones was reportedly fast-tracked throughout OTAs and mandatory minicamp, getting more reps than Newton on a number of occasions and, only until the final day of minicamp, performing better than the latter. The Patriots also threw everything at Jones to confirm his grasp of their playbook, which was created at the same time as the New Testament. Newton did suffer a hand injury mid-camp, gifting Jones more reps out of necessity, but it's very clear the two will duke it out over the summer to start in Week 1 against the Dolphins. Both are considered ambiguous late-round options for Best-Ball, 2-QB, and SuperFlex leagues.