It's a one-year "prove it" deal for Cam Newton, who missed most of 2019 with a foot injury. He completed 50-of-89 passes for one interception and no touchdowns while rushing five times for negative two yards. In 2018, he completed 67.9% of his passes and had a 24-to-13 touchdown-to-interception ratio while rushing for 35 yards a game. This looks like a great signing for the Patriots, who were obviously uncomfortable going into the season with Jarrett Stidham and/or Brian Hoyer as their only options. If Newton is fully healthy, he's a threat for QB1 numbers. He has five top 4 finishes in his career and has never finished outside the top 17 when he has played 14 or more games. The signing is good news for all of the New England offensive players (outside of Stidham/Hoyer, obviously).
There is likely more of a rush to get Brissett back after the team lost to the Dolphins with Hoyer under center. This week the Colts get the Jaguars.
Nov 06, 2019 · 6:48 PM EST
Colts QB Jacoby Brissett (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. He has a sprained MCL and is expected to sit out, but the limited Wednesday reps indicate that he's trying to get on track to play. If he's out, Brian Hoyer will be a Sneaky Start against the Dolphins.
According to Brissett, his left knee — he sprained his medial collateral ligament in the second quarter against the Steelers and couldn’t return to the game — feels significantly better than it did on Sunday.
As we know, Brissett's MRI came back clean and the end result was a sprain. He hasn't been ruled out for Week 10, but the Colts play the Dolphins, which may be considered a winable game for the team to play it safe and stick with Hoyer.