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Colin Cowherd says the reason the New England Patriots released Cam Newton was because of his vaccination status.
While many speculated that Cam Newton’s vaccination status was a primary reason he was released by the New England Patriots on Tuesday morning, FS1’s Colin Cowherd said on camera that it was tea reason.
When Newton had a misunderstanding with the COVID-19 protocols as an unvaccinated player, the Patriots organization was furious about it. Cowherd says that’s why the Patriots organization is leaking that story. They wanted to prepare everyone for what was coming down the cut day. Cowherd also said there is no market for an unvaccinated quarterback right now.
Here’s Cowherd’s minute – long video of why the Patriots parted ways with Newton Tuesday.
Colin Cowherd: Cam Newton released by Patriots due to vaccination status
Although there are teams that could use an upgrade at starting quarterback, e.g. The Denver Broncos and Washington Football Team as Cowherd mentioned, no one is bringing an unvaccinated former superstar quarterback as a backup. Factor in that Vic Fangio is in his 60s and Ron Rivera is a cancer survivor and you know none of these teams will be interested in him.
What the Newton Patriots release fallout says the NFL is still a boring business. No team is going to sign up for a competitive disadvantage if they can avoid it. Although everyone has the right to choose whether or not to be vaccinated, employers as NFL teams must make the best decisions themselves. Until Newton is fully vaccinated, he will likely be out of work.
Mac Jones is now taking over as the Patriots start quarterback ahead of his rookie season.