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Patriots’ Cam Newton speaks out on possibly losing starting QB job for good

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New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has been awful in his first season with the Patriots.

Newton, a former MVP in the NFL, knows he could lose his job for good if he continues to play terribly.

“The first thing I said to myself coming home was, ‘You keep playing games like that, bro, and it’s going to be a permanent change,'” Cam Newton said Monday morning on Boston sports radio WEEI, via ESPN.

“You don’t need to tell me that for me to understand that. I get it loud and clear.”

Newton has thrown for two touchdowns and seven interceptions for the Patriots this season. He’s completing 67.2 percent of his passes and has a grand total of 969 passing yards.

The Patriots got smacked by the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7 by a final score of 33-6. Newton threw three interceptions and was eventually benched for Jarrett Stidham.

Bill Belichick and the Patriots are in serious danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Newton and Co. will face the Buffalo Bills in Week 8. Belichick has already announced that Newton will get the start, but the former No. 1 overall pick needs to get his act together quickly on the football field.

Otherwise, Stidham could overtake Newton on the depth chart for good.

The Patriots are 2-4 on the 2020 season. They are in third place in the AFC East Division.