Deion Branch doesn’t believe Cam Newton needs to play at an elite level in the 2021 NFL season in order for the Patriots to be successful. Newton effectively was a shell of his past self in his first season with New England. The 2015 MVP threw more interceptions than touchdown passes, and the Patriots posted a sub-.
The San Francisco 49ers likely traded up to the No. pick in the draft for one reason: to select a new franchise quarterback. Though Jimmy Garoppolo remains on the team's roster, it's been widely speculated that the 49ers will probably be going in a different direction soon.
This bigger than me. Take a look at this screenshot provided by Providence Journal reporter Mark Daniels, who also offered his take on the Jackson situation: New England last month placed a second-round tender on Jackson, meaning any team that signs the 25-year-old to an offer sheet would have to compensate the the Patriots with a second-round draft pick. The Patriots have the ability to match any team’s offer sheet for Jackson, should a rival club submit an offer.