The last offensive play for the Patriots against the Dolphins on Sunday ended their chance of winning the game and it also likely ended the chance of QB Mac Jones playing in the next couple games.
Jones went to the ground after his 3rd interception and got his left ankle trapped and twisted badly under the defensive lineman who fell on top of him.
Jones hopped off the field and into the locker room. It is believed he suffered a high ankle sprain and could be heading to the IR list, which would keep him out of at least the next four games.
Most believe that the Patriots will be getting Brian Hoyer ready to make his first start since October 5th, 2020.
Hoyer has a career QB Rating of 92.9 with 53 TD passes and 35 INT's.
He has been with the Patriots for a combined seven seasons, including 3 out of the last 4 seasons.
One would think Hoyer is comfortable in the Patriots system and has a good grasp of its concepts and verbiage. I'm pretty sure that's why he's there.
But, I know of one guy who is wondering if bringing back Cam Newton would help the teams chances during Jones' absence.
Lou Scataglia of Musketfire.com headlines his article on Monday morning with: "Should the New England Patriots bring back Cam Newton?
Ouch! That is the kick in balls I was referring to.
Cam Newton?! Over Brian Hoyer? Over Bailey Zappe, even? That's got to hurt.
Although in his article Scataglia only suggests a part-time wrinkle-type usage of Newton in Jones' likely absence, it's still a kick in the balls if he thinks at any time Newton could be a better option than Hoyer.
Newton is consistently a turnover waiting to happen, and was 0-5 with 2 TD's and 5 INT's in his five starts with the Panthers last season.
Even just signing Newton would not only damage the confidence of Hoyer it would probably also deplete any trade value he or Zappe might have.
For the sake of football and QB's everywhere, Newton better stay in front of his television on Sundays.