New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, who was signed to replace franchise legend Tom Brady at the position over the summer, had a tough game in a 33-6 loss against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Newton completed only 9 of 15 passes for 98 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions against a San Francisco defense that made him look uncomfortable all day.
After the game, Newton acknowledged on a local radio show that he was embarrassed about how he played.
Newton, who got off to a slow start in the season’s first three games before testing positive for COVID-19 and missing the team’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, hasn’t looked much better since returning on October 18th.
While he threw for 157 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions last weekend against the Broncos, yesterday’s performance was bad enough that coach Bill Belichick replaced Newton in the fourth quarter with backup Jarrett Stidham.
The former MVP and Panthers standout has thrown for just 696 yards so far this season in 5 games with only 2 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
Newton, who remains the starter, will look to get things back on track this weekend in a tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills.