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Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots throws a pass as Tarell Basham #93 and John Franklin-Myers #91 of the New York Jets defend during the first half at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Elsa/Getty Images


  • Cam Newton could make sense to rejoin the Patriots after losing Mac Jones to injury
  • Jones may still return later in the ongoing NFL season
  • Brian Hoyer is expected to take on the starting quarterback role

The New England Patriots are in a bind following the unfortunate injury of starting quarterback Mac Jones.

There are several free agent play-callers available in the market, but one that could make sense would be Cam Newton.

It will be recalled that the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player suited up for the Pats during the 2020 season.

At the time, Newton started in 15 games and produced a total of 20 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 592 rushing yards, and 2,657 passing yards.

The only flaw in the 33-year-old NFL veteran's game at the time was that he was unable to complete 60% of his passes.

Although it was a hardly impressive stint, Newton remains a dynamic quarterback that could fit into the Patriots' running game.

Brian Hoyer and Bailey Zapper are the backup quarterbacks for the Pats at the moment.

But there is no question that Newton offers something better, assuming that a reunion happens.

As for Jones, the good news is that his injury may not be season-ending.

In a report from ESPN, citing sources, the 24-year-old player is believed to have suffered a high ankle sprain.

Jones suffered the injury in the closing moments of the Pats' 37-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The former Alabama Crimson Tide standout is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, September 26, to confirm the diagnosis and to determine how serious the injury is.

Jones ended up leaving the game without putting weight on his left leg and went straight to the locker room in that game.

The injury happened in Jones' final pass attempt on that day, an interception late in the fourth quarter.

Jones was hit by Ravens defensive lineman Calais Campbell, and the Florida native ended up grabbing his left ankle.

Initial tests on him revealed that the injury was not something that would end Jones' season per a source.

"I think I was just trying to get pressure on him, hit him, make him uncomfortable and make him throw an interception. And I think that was just a good football play. I hate to see him get hurt. That's the worst part of this game. You never want to see guys get hurt. I hope he's OK," Campbell said about the play.

New England will face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, October 2 with Hoyer expected to fill in the void left by Jones.

Mac Jones
Quarterback Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots Adam Glanzman/Getty Images