New England Patriots: Mohamed Sanu proves there is still QB battle

New England Patriots Mohamed Sanu (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
New England Patriots Mohamed Sanu (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images) /

Mohamed Sanu’s latest workout shows that the New England Patriots starting quarterback job is still up for grabs.

When the New England Patriots signed Cam Newton it seemed as though he had all but won the starting job. How could Newton not be your starting QB? The man is a former MVP.

But it appears that New England is being patient and isn’t ready to crown Newton the starter. Jarrett Stidham still has a shot.

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We have all seen the hype videos that New England has put out. They seem to be marketing Cam as the starter.

When you put that together with the numerous workouts that Newton has been having with Patriots players, it seems like Patriots players expect him to start as well.

Even though he hasn’t been a member of the Patriots for a long time he has really taken charge. It’s actually been quite impressive.

But on Monday we saw Mohamed Sanu working out with Stidham, as well as possibly David Andrews, and Brian Hoyer (but we all know he isn’t starting). This shows that the battle isn’t up yet.

Now, this might just seem like your average offseason workout but the fact that Stidham is working out with Sanu proves a point. It shows that Sanu doesn’t think that Newton has won the job.

Sanu isn’t a rookie that is trying to build chemistry with his new team. He is a veteran who has had quite the career. If Sanu didn’t think Stidham had a shot to be a starter, he wouldn’t be working out with him. It would be a waste of his time.

Newton still is the favorite. Having a veteran who has actual experience as a starter will be important especially in this offseason where we have no idea how offseason workouts will work. Starting Stidham would be rather risky.

But like always Patriots fans will trust Bill Belichick. If Stidham does win the job it could prove that he is better than a former MVP. That should have Patriot fans excited.

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So don’t count Stidham out just yet. There is still a QB battle in New England.