Despite being in a quarterback battle, Cam Newton thinks Mac Jones is a cool guy and wants to see him succeed. Both quarterbacks are fighting for a starting job in New England. However, there's mutual respect between both Jones and Newton.
Newton is entering his second year with the Patriots. Unfortunately, he didn't have the best season in 2020. However, he is looking to learn from last year's mistakes and get New England back in the playoffs.
On the other hand, Jones is a first-round draft pick who the Patriots expect to be the future starter. However, Newton is the current starter, but he likes Jones and wants to see him succeed.
Newton thinks Jones has a calm and cool demeanor about him. In addition, he also believes Jones is going to be the future starting quarterback in New England for years to come.
“Oh man, [he’s] cool like the other side of the pillow, you know what I’m saying? You never know when he’s really down himself, you don’t really necessarily know when he’s up either.”Cam Newton
Mac Jones is also a huge hip-hop fan, which is catching Newton by surprise. Newton says Jones is always quoting Future and Lil Baby lyrics every time songs play in the locker room.
“He’s real cool. I’m surprised [with] his knowingness of hip-hop music. You catch him in the locker room every time quoting some Future, some ‘Baby. But those are things that you’ve just got to learn with time."Cam Newton
Usually, when there's a quarterback battle, there's some tension between the two competing. However, that isn't the case in New England. Instead, Newton genuinely wants to see Jones succeed.
Training camp is underway, and these two will continue to battle it out. As of right now, Newton is the starter. However, don't be surprised if Jones gets an opportunity at some point this season.