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Patriots Bench Cam Newton, Bring Jarrett Stidham In Against Bills

The New England Patriots have benched starting quarterback Cam Newton in favor of backup Jarrett Stidham. The move came midway through the third quarter.

New England is currently losing to the Buffalo Bills 31-9, and Newton has been ineffective through two and a half quarters. So far, he’s 5-of-10 for 34 yards, which is good for only 3.4 yards per attempt.

Once again, his only success has come with his legs. He’s carried the ball four times for 24 yards and a touchdown. Coming into the Monday night showdown, Newton averaged only 183.2 yards through the air with only five passing touchdowns. He has, however, rushed for 12.

Newton’s days as a starting quarterback in the NFL may be over. With that being said, Stidham’s early numbers (2-of-5, 28 yards, 5.6-yard average) are not overly inspiring.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. Time for Cam to become an “activist” and take a knee, so that big BLM check can smash his bank account. Then halfwits can say he was benched because he’s black, not because he is a declining talent.

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