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Patriots Insider Makes Team's Thoughts On Cam Newton Clear

Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers yelling.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts during warms ups prior to the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Cam Newton needs a new home - and the Patriots need to replace Tom Brady. But it doesn't appear New England has any interest in signing the former Panthers QB.

Newton's injury issues remain a major concern for teams around the league. And it certainly appears the former MVP peaked a few years ago as his play has drastically declined as of late.

Meanwhile, the Patriots have had a massive offseason, losing the Brady sweepstakes to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Auburn alum Jarrett Stidham appears poised to take over the reins for the New England offense in 2020.

There was prior speculation Bill Belichick could make a run after Newton this off-season. The Patriots currently have the best odds to sign Newton.

But Patriots insider Jeff Howe clarified Monday there's no interest from the Patriots.

The Patriots are in an interesting situation. With Brady out the door, it's unclear what New England will look like next season.

Early reports indicate this could be a major rebuilding year for Belichick, allowing the organization to make a run at Clemson's Trevor Lawrence or Ohio State's Justin Fields in the 2021 NFL Draft. Either is bound to be a long-term franchise quarterback.

But for now, it appears the Patriots are moving forward with Stidham. As for Newton, he's still on the free-agent board.