EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 29: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots looks on against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 29, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots have released former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. The Patriots drafted Mac Jones the rookie out of Alabama at No. 15 in the draft and intend for him to start. Netwon started last weekend’s preseason game and played two series with the starters. Jones then came into the game and played into the third quarter.

Newton struggled with injuries throughout his time in Carolina and led the Patriots to a disappointing 7-9 season in 2021. In Sunday’s game, the former No. 1 overall draft pick went just 2-5 for 10 yards and one interception.