Stephen A.: Mac Jones will be the Patriots' starter over Cam Newton come playoff time | First Take

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Stephen A.: Mac Jones will be the Patriots' starter over Cam Newton come playoff time | First Take
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Mel Kiper Jr. discuss which rookie QB is most likely to start a playoff game this season.
0:00 Stephen A. explains why Mac Jones is poised to take Cam Newton's job by the time the playoffs roll around.
0:30 Max Kellerman rules out the possibility of Bill Belichick replacing Jones with Cam Newton and weighs in on how long Jimmy Garoppolo can hang onto his starting spot ahead of rookie Trey Lance.
2:30 Mel Kiper on the New England Patriots' returning players and the likelihood of Mac Jones unseating Cam Newton.
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0:00​ Stephen A. explains why Mac Jones is poised to take Cam Newton's job by the time the playoffs roll around. 0:30​ Max Kellerman rules out the possibility of Bill Belichick replacing Jones with Cam Newton and weighs in on how long Jimmy Garoppolo can hang onto his starting spot ahead of rookie Trey Lance. 2:30​ Mel Kiper on the New England Patriots' returning players and the likelihood of Mac Jones unseating Cam Newton.
Lewis Merrick
Lewis Merrick 4 օր առաջ
@Finn Benicio Definitely, been watching on Flixzone for since december myself :D
Finn Benicio
Finn Benicio 4 օր առաջ
a trick : watch movies on flixzone. I've been using them for watching all kinds of movies during the lockdown.
Nickels Cage
Nickels Cage 4 ժամ առաջ
Last time BB started a Rookie QB was Jacoby Brissett in 2016 Week 3 & 4.
D 9 ժամ առաջ
Mac Jones will be on the BENCH for the entire season. Bet on it
Roone Briley
Roone Briley 15 ժամ առաջ
Can Mel go away now? He's the old Stephen A. and has about the same useless blabber.
shane eskildsen
shane eskildsen 16 ժամ առաջ
Thats surprising from Stephen A figured he would make a race issue outta it like 90% of the other rants the dude has
Brittany Garrison
Brittany Garrison 23 ժամ առաջ
Scott S.
Scott S. Օր առաջ
playoff time? lmao by week 3 or 4
Lil B from 094 Princeton
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TheVolourn Օր առաջ
Pats won't be making playoffs. LMAO
Andy Thompson
Andy Thompson Օր առաջ
Cam is just terrible
Andrew Reasor
Andrew Reasor Օր առաջ
0:57 Noolagen
Richard Kulig
Richard Kulig Օր առաջ
First off patriots will not make the playoffs this year and by week three Mac Jones will be the starter
William Humphrey
William Humphrey Օր առաջ
You must be smoking weed if you think this kid will start over Cam !
Joshua Murphy
Joshua Murphy Օր առաջ
Mark my words. CAM will have an excellent season he is not done.
Eugene Chisolm
Eugene Chisolm Օր առաջ
Name a Alabama quarterback in the league now you tripping they have 5 star linemen not playing boyyyy. Mat Jones can't read defense you gotta go from side line to side line in the NFL and move ur feet at the sometime he trash you will see you gotta get 2 the nfl to learn that collage don't teach thAt
Eugene Chisolm
Eugene Chisolm Օր առաջ
Cap he will be trash
positive energy
positive energy Օր առաջ
Mac Jones is better than cam newton cam newton era is over he fell off the map it doe sdcc not matter about the team either cam is not that good anymore
Barry Allen
Barry Allen Օր առաջ
That was obvious
J Willow
J Willow 2 օր առաջ
I just wanna know where was all these ppl "supporting" Cam when he was a panther ? & I'm all for rocking with ya team but be real with yourself Patriots era of greatness is OVER
Chris Delaney
Chris Delaney 2 օր առաջ
Cam Newton is an inaccurate thrower, Mac Jones is accurate. Case closed.
Ricardo Romney
Ricardo Romney 2 օր առաջ
Mel Kiper sucks asa draft expert and stephen a smith needs to stick to basketball like seriously Cam was amazing until he got covid and lost his rhytm and now he has a full training camp and healthy pats lets go cam baby sas smh.
Evan DeCavitch
Evan DeCavitch 2 օր առաջ
Mac Jones is a baaaadddd maaaannnn!!!!
Adam 2 օր առաջ
As a pats fan, im cool with mac jones sitting behind cam for a year or so if cam actually plays good
Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony 2 օր առաջ
Pats aren’t making the playoffs
Zion Mamba
Zion Mamba 2 օր առաջ
No he won’t.
Gabriel BG
Gabriel BG 2 օր առաջ
Mac Jones can do something Trey Lance can't do too....throw accurately. Lance is at best a RB that can somewhat throw. When he becomes injured from abusing his body he'll be another RG III story and Mac will be posting top 10 QB like numbers within 3 years time and gradually develop into a top 5 QB. Stop sleeping on Big Mack Attack!
Parish D
Parish D 2 օր առաջ
Playoffs!? We’re talking playoffs!? For a Pats team who beat JUST 2 teams with a better than .500 record last year? Face it Pats, your days of mediocrity have only begun, Tom put the hex on yall 😂
William H Music 2021
William H Music 2021 2 օր առաջ
Silver Soul
Silver Soul 2 օր առաջ
If Bengals dont get a new O line Burrow finna tear his other Achilles
Nick Pan
Nick Pan 2 օր առաջ
Mac Jones is the next Brady...
Bom Trady
Bom Trady 2 օր առաջ
If the Pats get in the playoffs it will be because of Cam.. Bill already said Cam is the starter until Mac can compete and if they’re winning games and in playoff position there is no reason to bench. Stop letting Stephen A talk football
Dustin Barlow
Dustin Barlow Օր առաջ
He said the same thing about Bledsoe after Brady was winning game after game. LOL Cams done. All Mac has to do is not screw up and the Pats win 11 games. Pats are an 8 win team with Cam.
Ibraahiym Kadessh
Ibraahiym Kadessh 2 օր առաջ
Pats are built for a season with Newton at the helm. SAS is smoking opinion crack.
Deadpool 2 օր առաջ
Anyone who wants Cam over Jones is dumb Cam is washed up hot garbage the man should focus more on his throwing technique instead of making these “doubting” or “hype” videos on his insta
William Wallace 88
William Wallace 88 2 օր առաջ
Of course, scam newton is a 1 trick pony to old to perform his 1 trick, And in a few years lame jackson will be in the same boat playing bk up Qb for the Redskins or some other sheety team.
D News
D News 3 օր առաջ
Max Kellerman should do the entire Sports World a favor and 'cancel himself'.
Daniel Tayong
Daniel Tayong 3 օր առաջ
Mac Jones! Who? Mac Jones! Sorry I had to do that.
Tristan Rollins
Tristan Rollins 3 օր առաջ
Stephen A Smith. Has been so wrong in 2021.
strangewayshere 3 օր առաջ
Molly needs a mute button.
Griffin Money
Griffin Money 3 օր առաջ
Playoffs ??? This team ain’t making the playoffs boi
Miles W Hartung (2021)
Miles W Hartung (2021) 3 օր առաջ
This is one of the worst takes I have ever heard
Jonathan Thicklin
Jonathan Thicklin 3 օր առաջ
Stephen A Smith has never liked Cam Newton fam. This doesn't surprise me coming from him.
Deron Wade
Deron Wade 3 օր առաջ
thats if they make the playoffs
owen daboss
owen daboss 3 օր առաջ
Stop disrespecting cam. They will give him a full season and he will play well just watch nobody works harder then cam.
James Cowan
James Cowan 3 օր առաջ
Cam is like all spoda QB's cant pre snap read and audible. JS
James Cowan
James Cowan 3 օր առաջ
It would take 50 yrs for cam to learn that offense. JS
Elizabeth Read
Elizabeth Read 3 օր առաջ
Max Kelleman is such a ‘take’ analyst. He didn’t say one thing I haven’t heard before. Tired.
Hank Ton
Hank Ton 3 օր առաջ
Click bait Max did most of the talking
Jonathan 3 օր առաջ
Stephen A says hating on Cam smh.
Nathanael Sodeman
Nathanael Sodeman 3 օր առաջ
So cam takes them than they’ll throw a rookie in . Why does Stephen A get to talk about sports
Honest Abe
Honest Abe 3 օր առաջ
The next time black media like Stephan A Smith wants to complain about white owners denying black people front office jobs, he should remember that the the same crazy view he has of black qbs like Newton is the same way that white owners view them. Stephen A Smith has this obsession with degrading Newton. Mac Noodle Arm Jones has yet to play a snap in the NFL . Yet Stephen A Smith is annointing him the starter in an NFL playoff game. Mac Jones played with better WRs and rb in college than NE has on their team right now. It's disgusting to hear so many members of black media degrade black players. And white media defend black players a lot better. It's going to be lovely to see when white ownership comes for Stephen A smiths job. And nobody will be there to defend him.
Blassie P
Blassie P 3 օր առաջ
Come playoff time if Patriots are in contention it will be cause Cam is playing good fool's trying to throw this boi into the flames before he's ready but typically ESPN always reaching....
TheDudeInNC 3 օր առաջ
How many times do we have to hear Max’s ongoing excuses for Cam Newton’s 2020 season.
abstractheory1 3 օր առաջ
Mac Jones over Cam? Must be some racisms involved as far as Stephen A is concerned, Im sure.
Dktreee 3 օր առաջ
Did cam holler a sad gf or sum
JJ 3 օր առաջ
How many time has Stephen really been right tho
Hackermusic 3 օր առաջ
I hope Cam plays well enough for Mac to sit for a while and get worked in slowly. It almost always takes a pocket passer longer to play at a high level than a guy that has one read and run in his bag.
Paul McCarthy
Paul McCarthy 3 օր առաջ
Let’s see if the patriots make the playoffs first...
Nicolai 3 օր առաջ
No Jolly Rodgers in GB .. the 🐻 could win the division...
Andre Kiley
Andre Kiley 3 օր առաջ
Playoffs? What makes you think they just going to be able just to slide back into the playoff picture nahhh they got some work to do they need Tom Brady more than people actually think
Buckstalker 3 օր առաջ
Wrong Bradys last season proved it he got carried By his defense all season
Ric Ric
Ric Ric 3 օր առաջ
I really hate sas on this show hate listening to him talk he say the most stupid stuff. I barely watch the show cause of him. Salute Max
William nichols
William nichols 3 օր առաջ
Your so smart max why in the world do you keep letting the Patriots make u look stupid. The pats are stacked this s year are defence elite and the offense is way improved buff and Miami sucks
Alfredo Cruz
Alfredo Cruz 3 օր առաջ
I like how they bring up how mac jones cant run yet has the same 40 time as patrick mahomes
Dustin Barlow
Dustin Barlow Օր առաջ
@Isaiah Prout Yeah Cuz Mahomes was a master class at that in the superbowl. Dude was trash without a line, but that goes for any QB.
Isaiah Prout
Isaiah Prout 3 օր առաջ
Running in a straightine isn't the same as being athletic enough to run around and dodge defenders casual
Josh DePeel
Josh DePeel 3 օր առաջ
3:12 it was at this moment that the producers told the guys to look up through their IFB's lmao
Goat Edwards
Goat Edwards 3 օր առաջ
Cam bout to ball out. Y y’all tryna act like cam ain’t got no more juice. Y’all didn’t do Ben or Phillip or none of the other white qbs like that wen it comes to black y’all just try to throw them away like trash
amber crowder
amber crowder 3 օր առաջ
fook yoo
fook yoo 3 օր առաջ
We can't denial that Cam was straight garbage last year
T. Emanuelson
T. Emanuelson 3 օր առաջ
dabbin at defenders, came back at cam a ten fold!
Jared Thomas
Jared Thomas 3 օր առաջ
why would they do that ? you don't swap qb players at PLAYOFF TIME!!
craig walrath
craig walrath 3 օր առաջ
Wrong again Stephen A. If Newton stays healthy he will be the starter. Belichick ins't going to switch QBs if the Patriots make the playoffs. That's a RIDICULOUS statement.
Chef Duke
Chef Duke 3 օր առաջ
OMG Stephen A Mac Jones is a bust
Weedy Guitar Studio
Weedy Guitar Studio 4 օր առաջ
Mac Jones is the next Johnny Foozball 😂kiss the playoffs good-bye
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius 4 օր առաջ
Max is making all of the good points here. The only way Mac Jones is starting is when Bill loses faith in Cam and gains faith in Mac Jones. The only way Mac is starting early is when Cam gets hurt, AND so does Jarrett Stidham. Let's not forget there's more than two QBs on the roster now. Bill Belichick doesn't start rookies, ever. Bill is a strict coach, that means reps and preseason. Bill doesn't change that for anyone. He wants all of his players prepared and well coached. No exceptions.
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius 3 օր առաջ
@lil Williams There's no guarantee of anything except that Bill Belichick makes the calls and demands reps and practice time from everyone.
lil Williams
lil Williams 4 օր առաջ
On the new England depth chart it's cam, mac, than stidham. Mac will start before stidham
Keyshawn Varnado
Keyshawn Varnado 4 օր առաջ
The Bears made the playoffs last year with poor QB production. Is it not possible that they can make it again?
Anton Morrison
Anton Morrison 4 օր առաջ
No he won't
ANDREW 4 օր առաջ
Cam is washed. Been a very long time since his MVP season
Vos Landeck
Vos Landeck 4 օր առաջ
The Patriots will be fishing come playoff time, lol. Kellerman: "When is the last time Belichick started a rookie QB?" Come on now, last year was the first time they've had a new QB in like 20 years, lol. Hard to predict what Belichick will do with QBs....he didn't have to do anything but write Brady's name in the QB1 position for 2 decades.
Dustin Barlow
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All Mac has to do is not screw up, and the Pats win 11 games, you dont understand how loaded that team is right now. This coming from a Panthers fan. Cam will look awful come pre season and mac will be lighting it up. If the pats want to win more than 7 games then mac should start.
El Jefe Sinnaman
El Jefe Sinnaman 4 օր առաջ
Mac Jones is trash (Andy Dalton, Darnold, Trubisky, Drew Locke,josh Rosen, Wentz caliber ttash). So is Zack Wilson, all hype and sass but not resilience,
True Journey
True Journey 4 օր առաջ
I don't get the Mac Jones hype
Daniel Ambros
Daniel Ambros 3 օր առաջ
Wayne Verhoff
Wayne Verhoff 4 օր առաջ
49ers other picks are scheme changes to Lance. He's the starter
Wayne Verhoff
Wayne Verhoff Օր առաջ
@Dustin Barlow You're just a hater. That team could win 6 games with me as QB. It's a SB roster.
Dustin Barlow
Dustin Barlow Օր առաջ
I hope for Niner Nation as a Panthers fan that Lance does not start week one. Niners wont win 5 games if Lance starts. Dude needs time.
Wayne Verhoff
Wayne Verhoff 4 օր առաջ
Please tell me how Jimmy G is better than Lance.
Wayne Verhoff
Wayne Verhoff Օր առաջ
@Dustin Barlow Also his situation is nothing like Alex Smith. Smith was an MVP candidate his final seasons in KC. Leading the best offense in the league and I think he had the highest passing percentage or QBR too. He also wasn't injury prone or had a cold hearted GM who basically said he was not their franchise guy publicly multiple times.
Wayne Verhoff
Wayne Verhoff Օր առաջ
@Dustin Barlow Why? Shanahan just gonna scheme wide open receivers. Zone runs. And when id doubt he's gonna throw a contested ball to Kittle or just run away lmao. Jimmy G is bad or bad and hurt. Why can't Lance be better than an average QB day one? Cause he played on NDST and never lost a game? They played tougher competition than Zach Wilson and he lost but he's starting day one. Also even if you don't think Lance is better than Jimmy G well you're comparing 2019 Lance to Jimmy G. We didn't even see Lance play 2020 except for an exhibition game. And now he's being coached by a QB guru.
Dustin Barlow
Dustin Barlow Օր առաջ
Dude Lance isnt ready till 2023, Lance isnt even as good as Jones right now. Lance is going to look real bad this pre season. Patience is key with him.
Skrt V
Skrt V 4 օր առաջ
Whats this dudes problem with Cam Newton bro come on 💀💀💀
Dylan Perez
Dylan Perez 4 օր առաջ
Mac will start week 1, forget about the playoffs.
Dustin Barlow
Dustin Barlow 8 ժամ առաջ
@Dylan Perez This isnt even a debate at this point, Jones would have to be a trainwreck to not win the job day one. BB is feeling the fire to win now.
Dylan Perez
Dylan Perez 9 ժամ առաջ
@Dustin Barlow I agree with you. Cam’s bounce passes are not going to fly this year. Mac will start week 1 and keep the job.
Dustin Barlow
Dustin Barlow Օր առաջ
Mac will be the reason the Pats even smell the playoffs, with Cam the pats are an 8-8 team at best.
PDOTSMITH 4 օր առաջ
So if killA CAM gets them to the playoffs..... Mac Jones is coming in 🤔🤔🤔
Dustin Barlow
Dustin Barlow Օր առաջ
Mac Jones is starting week one. Dude is already better than Cam and hasnt taken an NFL snap.
miguel duran
miguel duran 4 օր առաջ
Black people hating on black people.
Zach Chmael
Zach Chmael 4 օր առաջ
No, he wont.
Jordan Watkins
Jordan Watkins 4 օր առաջ
I hope they give cam another season to start
Jonathan Sims
Jonathan Sims 4 օր առաջ
Its funny to read all the hate SAS is getting about Cam. Look guys, i know its popular to go with what everyone is saying, but SAS is right. Cam is bad, he has NEVER been CONSISTANLY accurate. As i said before, Cam is a GREAT MADDEN quarterback but at this point it is what it is. He's not MVP Cam anymore and he cannot get you to a Super Bowl strictly off his arm. im not!
Peen Head
Peen Head 4 օր առաջ
Patriots have the best defense in the league now. They will easily be at least the 2nd best team in the AFC east. It doesnt matter who they start.
cholhwa 4 օր առաջ
Mac Jones will be the Patriots' starter over Cam Newton when Cam Newton gets injured.
Alberto David Jr
Alberto David Jr 4 օր առաջ
Aren't these the same ppl that talk about what makes the Pats great is that they change their identity to who they play...why is switching of playstyle such a negative to Mac Jones and Cam when they wont have the same offense every week in the season anyway
PRIS 4 օր առաջ
Imagine former league MVP Cam Newton at home watching this eating popcorn 🍿... OK
Hydra Dominatus
Hydra Dominatus Օր առաջ
@Larry Jones I don't care for people with weak takes
Larry Jones
Larry Jones Օր առաջ
@Hydra Dominatus lol who are you? Mad at what? Read the comment and if you knew football he was better in 2018 than 15 before the Steelers game
Hydra Dominatus
Hydra Dominatus Օր առաջ
@Larry Jones keep being "BIG MAD" and "BUTTHURT".. I don't care. 💪
Larry Jones
Larry Jones Օր առաջ
@Hydra Dominatus You may want to learn how to read before commenting
Hydra Dominatus
Hydra Dominatus Օր առաջ
@Larry Jones 24 TDs/14 Ints.. wow that's some MVP type numbers. 🤡
Thomas Kelly
Thomas Kelly 4 օր առաջ
What a stupid ignorant question by Max " when was the last time BB started a rookie QB?? " Well genius seeing he had Brady for 20 yrs prior to last season Max what do you think ?
Lay Khampane
Lay Khampane 4 օր առաջ
Bill belichick and the death star strike back..the Revenge
nesseiht gnay
nesseiht gnay 4 օր առաջ
max max max...the patriots got 7 wins is because the jets SUCKS ok, if the jets were a good enough team the patriots would have 5 or 6 wins only
Smooth Operator
Smooth Operator 4 օր առաջ
Where are Mel Kiper's lips?? 😳
Michael MacRae
Michael MacRae 4 օր առաջ
I bet SAS doesn't season his meat.
Johnny Rocket
Johnny Rocket 4 օր առաջ
Mac Jones gonna win 8 games then get traded for a first round pick.
Hyrum Simanu
Hyrum Simanu 4 օր առաջ
What’s wrong with Mac Kellermans lips🤣
Nick Pan
Nick Pan 2 օր առաջ
Is that Mac Jones and Max Kellermans kid? Lmao
Big Unk
Big Unk 4 օր առաջ
As a serious pats fan I want to see Mac Jones start but I believe cam will play good coming up season
Adam 2 օր առաջ
@Benjamin Douglas i think this is his last chance. Im in no rush to see mac jones and i dont want us to shove him out there when hes not ready (which i know bill wont do). If cam plays well it should be his job to lose. If he picks up where he left off last year then id want to see jones sooner rather than later
Benjamin Douglas
Benjamin Douglas 2 օր առաջ
Cam was one hopping 17 yard outs last year, he's a good dude and great teammate but he's physically done. That shoulder is gone.
Daniel Ambros
Daniel Ambros 3 օր առաջ
Anthony 4 օր առաջ
Bill Belichick went 7-9 with one of the worst offenses (and overall rosters) I've seen in decades, and still had a better season (7-9) than the Giants have had in 5 years, and have done once since 2013. Opt-outs back, free agency additions, draft, the Patriots are going to be fine.
Dustin Barlow
Dustin Barlow Օր առաջ
Adding Mac Jones alone makes them a playoff team and possible SB contender this year and certainly next year.
lil Williams
lil Williams 4 օր առաջ
Easily 11-6
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