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Bench Cam Newton? Why NFL Analyst Thinks Patriots QB Change Would Be ‘Overreaction’

Bill Belichick benched Cam Newton and turned to Jarrett Stidham in the fourth quarter Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

Should the New England Patriots consider a permanent change at quarterback?

Newton was awful in New England’s 33-6 loss to San Francisco, which marked a continuation of his poor showing in Week 6 against the Denver Broncos. Belichick said he’s sticking with the three-time Pro Bowl selection, but the Patriots’ offense has looked horrendous recently and Newton’s play is a major reason why.

Still, NFL analyst Dan Graziano is with Belichick, suggesting in a piece published Monday on ESPN.