Cam Newton taking over as Patriots' top quarterback

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has emerged as the clear starter, writes Mike Reiss of ESPN.

What It Means:

Reiss writes that it has been "the Cam Newton Show" at practice while Jarrett Stidham is "fading out of the quarterback picture." This was expected after the Patriots committed to Newton in late June. The question is whether Newton will be able to stay healthy. The former league MVP was limited to just two games last season by a foot injury he suffered in the preseason and his 2018 campaign was hindered by a shoulder issue.

Cam is the QB11 in numberFire's preseason fantasy rankings. Our models project him for 3,746.9 passing yards with 26.2 touchdowns and 14.6 interceptions, plus another 365.4 rushing yards and 4.7 scores.