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

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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  1. ESPN

    ESPNПре 11 дана

    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.

  2. Notch Million

    Notch MillionПре дан

    Cam will mess up like last year and mac will take over

  3. akvalues

    akvaluesПре 2 дана


  4. Jared Grimes

    Jared GrimesПре 4 дана

    Matt Jones is not beating out a healthy Cam Newton. Y'all tripping!

  5. Joe P

    Joe PПре 4 дана

    What if 1) Mac Jones plays better than Trey Lance 2) The 49ers really were going to take him at 3) the media pressure in favor of Trey Lance swayed the pick 4) Its Carmazi - Brady 2.0?

  6. Willma Dikfit

    Willma DikfitПре 6 дана

    If we're losing by week 8, I'm willing to bet they give Mac a shot.

  7. Bastante negro W

    Bastante negro WПре 6 дана

    He not taking his spot! Oh reeallly

  8. Nickels Cage

    Nickels CageПре 6 дана

    Last time BB started a Rookie QB was Jacoby Brissett in 2016 Week 3 & 4.

  9. D

    DПре 6 дана

    Mac Jones will be on the BENCH for the entire season. Bet on it

  10. Roone Briley

    Roone BrileyПре 7 дана

    Can Mel go away now? He's the old Stephen A. and has about the same useless blabber.

  11. shane eskildsen

    shane eskildsenПре 7 дана

    Thats surprising from Stephen A figured he would make a race issue outta it like 90% of the other rants the dude has

  12. Brittany Garrison

    Brittany GarrisonПре 7 дана


  13. Scott S.

    Scott S.Пре 7 дана

    playoff time? lmao by week 3 or 4

  14. Lil B from 094 Princeton

    Lil B from 094 PrincetonПре 7 дана


  15. TheVolourn

    TheVolournПре 7 дана

    Pats won't be making playoffs. LMAO

  16. Andy Thompson

    Andy ThompsonПре 7 дана

    Cam is just terrible

  17. Andrew Reasor

    Andrew ReasorПре 7 дана

    0:57 Noolagen

  18. Richard Kulig

    Richard KuligПре 7 дана

    First off patriots will not make the playoffs this year and by week three Mac Jones will be the starter

  19. William Humphrey

    William HumphreyПре 8 дана

    You must be smoking weed if you think this kid will start over Cam !

  20. Joshua Murphy

    Joshua MurphyПре 8 дана

    Mark my words. CAM will have an excellent season he is not done.

  21. Eugene Chisolm

    Eugene ChisolmПре 8 дана

    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

  22. vainglorious101

    vainglorious101Пре 4 дана

    You can barely spell wonder you aren’t a NFL General manager

  23. Eugene Chisolm

    Eugene ChisolmПре 8 дана

    Cap he will be trash

  24. positive energy

    positive energyПре 8 дана

    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

  25. Barry Allen

    Barry AllenПре 8 дана

    That was obvious

  26. J Willow

    J WillowПре 8 дана

    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

  27. Chris Delaney

    Chris DelaneyПре 8 дана

    Cam Newton is an inaccurate thrower, Mac Jones is accurate. Case closed.

  28. Ricardo Romney

    Ricardo RomneyПре 8 дана

    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.

  29. Evan DeCavitch

    Evan DeCavitchПре 8 дана

    Mac Jones is a baaaadddd maaaannnn!!!!

  30. Adam

    AdamПре 8 дана

    As a pats fan, im cool with mac jones sitting behind cam for a year or so if cam actually plays good

  31. Michael Anthony

    Michael AnthonyПре 9 дана

    Pats aren’t making the playoffs

  32. Zion Mamba

    Zion MambaПре 9 дана

    No he won’t.

  33. Gabriel BG

    Gabriel BGПре 9 дана

    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!

  34. Parish D

    Parish DПре 9 дана

    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 😂

  35. William H Music 2021

    William H Music 2021Пре 9 дана

    CAM NEWTON 😆🤡💩

  36. Silver Soul

    Silver SoulПре 9 дана

    If Bengals dont get a new O line Burrow finna tear his other Achilles

  37. Nick Pan

    Nick PanПре 9 дана

    Mac Jones is the next Brady...

  38. Bom Trady

    Bom TradyПре 9 дана

    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

  39. Dustin Barlow

    Dustin BarlowПре 7 дана

    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.

  40. Ibraahiym Kadessh

    Ibraahiym KadesshПре 9 дана

    Pats are built for a season with Newton at the helm. SAS is smoking opinion crack.

  41. Deadpool

    DeadpoolПре 9 дана

    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

  42. William Wallace 88

    William Wallace 88Пре 9 дана

    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.

  43. D News

    D NewsПре 9 дана

    Max Kellerman should do the entire Sports World a favor and 'cancel himself'.

  44. Daniel Tayong

    Daniel TayongПре 9 дана

    Mac Jones! Who? Mac Jones! Sorry I had to do that.

  45. Tristan Rollins

    Tristan RollinsПре 9 дана

    Stephen A Smith. Has been so wrong in 2021.

  46. strangewayshere

    strangewayshereПре 9 дана

    Molly needs a mute button.

  47. Griffin Money

    Griffin MoneyПре 9 дана

    Playoffs ??? This team ain’t making the playoffs boi

  48. Miles W Hartung (2021)

    Miles W Hartung (2021)Пре 9 дана

    This is one of the worst takes I have ever heard

  49. Jonathan Thicklin

    Jonathan ThicklinПре 9 дана

    Stephen A Smith has never liked Cam Newton fam. This doesn't surprise me coming from him.

  50. Deron Wade

    Deron WadeПре 9 дана

    thats if they make the playoffs

  51. owen daboss

    owen dabossПре 9 дана

    Stop disrespecting cam. They will give him a full season and he will play well just watch nobody works harder then cam.

  52. James Cowan

    James CowanПре 9 дана

    Cam is like all spoda QB's cant pre snap read and audible. JS

  53. James Cowan

    James CowanПре 9 дана

    It would take 50 yrs for cam to learn that offense. JS

  54. Elizabeth Read

    Elizabeth ReadПре 9 дана

    Max Kelleman is such a ‘take’ analyst. He didn’t say one thing I haven’t heard before. Tired.

  55. Hank Ton

    Hank TonПре 9 дана

    Click bait Max did most of the talking

  56. Jonathan

    JonathanПре 9 дана

    Stephen A says hating on Cam smh.

  57. Nathanael Sodeman

    Nathanael SodemanПре 9 дана

    So cam takes them than they’ll throw a rookie in . Why does Stephen A get to talk about sports

  58. Honest Abe

    Honest AbeПре 9 дана

    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.

  59. Blassie P

    Blassie PПре 9 дана

    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....

  60. TheDudeInNC

    TheDudeInNCПре 9 дана

    How many times do we have to hear Max’s ongoing excuses for Cam Newton’s 2020 season.

  61. abstractheory1

    abstractheory1Пре 10 дана

    Mac Jones over Cam? Must be some racisms involved as far as Stephen A is concerned, Im sure.

  62. Dktreee

    DktreeeПре 10 дана

    Did cam holler a sad gf or sum

  63. JJ

    JJПре 10 дана

    How many time has Stephen really been right tho

  64. Hackermusic

    HackermusicПре 10 дана

    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.

  65. Paul McCarthy

    Paul McCarthyПре 10 дана

    Let’s see if the patriots make the playoffs first...

  66. Nicolai

    NicolaiПре 10 дана

    No Jolly Rodgers in GB .. the 🐻 could win the division...

  67. Andre Kiley

    Andre KileyПре 10 дана

    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

  68. Buckstalker

    BuckstalkerПре 9 дана

    Wrong Bradys last season proved it he got carried By his defense all season

  69. Ric Ric

    Ric RicПре 10 дана

    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

  70. William nichols

    William nicholsПре 10 дана

    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

  71. Alfredo Cruz

    Alfredo CruzПре 10 дана

    I like how they bring up how mac jones cant run yet has the same 40 time as patrick mahomes

  72. Dustin Barlow

    Dustin BarlowПре 7 дана

    @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.

  73. Isaiah Prout

    Isaiah ProutПре 10 дана

    Running in a straightine isn't the same as being athletic enough to run around and dodge defenders casual

  74. Josh DePeel

    Josh DePeelПре 10 дана

    3:12 it was at this moment that the producers told the guys to look up through their IFB's lmao

  75. Goat Edwards

    Goat EdwardsПре 10 дана

    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

  76. amber crowder

    amber crowderПре 10 дана

    FACTS 💯

  77. fook yoo

    fook yooПре 10 дана

    We can't denial that Cam was straight garbage last year

  78. T. Emanuelson

    T. EmanuelsonПре 10 дана

    dabbin at defenders, came back at cam a ten fold!

  79. Jared Thomas

    Jared ThomasПре 10 дана

    why would they do that ? you don't swap qb players at PLAYOFF TIME!!

  80. craig walrath

    craig walrathПре 10 дана

    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.

  81. Chef Duke

    Chef DukeПре 10 дана

    OMG Stephen A Mac Jones is a bust

  82. Weedy Guitar Studio

    Weedy Guitar StudioПре 10 дана

    Mac Jones is the next Johnny Foozball 😂kiss the playoffs good-bye

  83. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus AureliusПре 10 дана

    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.

  84. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus AureliusПре 10 дана

    @lil Williams There's no guarantee of anything except that Bill Belichick makes the calls and demands reps and practice time from everyone.

  85. lil Williams

    lil WilliamsПре 10 дана

    On the new England depth chart it's cam, mac, than stidham. Mac will start before stidham

  86. Keyshawn Varnado

    Keyshawn VarnadoПре 10 дана

    The Bears made the playoffs last year with poor QB production. Is it not possible that they can make it again?

  87. Anton Morrison

    Anton MorrisonПре 10 дана

    No he won't

  88. ANDREW

    ANDREWПре 10 дана

    Cam is washed. Been a very long time since his MVP season

  89. Vos Landeck

    Vos LandeckПре 10 дана

    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.

  90. Dustin Barlow

    Dustin BarlowПре 7 дана

    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.

  91. El Jefe Sinnaman

    El Jefe SinnamanПре 10 дана

    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,

  92. True Journey

    True JourneyПре 10 дана

    I don't get the Mac Jones hype

  93. Daniel Ambros

    Daniel AmbrosПре 10 дана


  94. Wayne Verhoff

    Wayne VerhoffПре 10 дана

    49ers other picks are scheme changes to Lance. He's the starter

  95. Wayne Verhoff

    Wayne VerhoffПре 7 дана

    @Dustin Barlow You're just a hater. That team could win 6 games with me as QB. It's a SB roster.

  96. Dustin Barlow

    Dustin BarlowПре 7 дана

    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.

  97. Wayne Verhoff

    Wayne VerhoffПре 10 дана

    Please tell me how Jimmy G is better than Lance.

  98. Wayne Verhoff

    Wayne VerhoffПре 7 дана

    @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.

  99. Wayne Verhoff

    Wayne VerhoffПре 7 дана

    @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.

  100. Dustin Barlow

    Dustin BarlowПре 7 дана

    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.

  101. Skrt V

    Skrt VПре 10 дана

    Whats this dudes problem with Cam Newton bro come on 💀💀💀

  102. Dylan Perez

    Dylan PerezПре 10 дана

    Mac will start week 1, forget about the playoffs.

  103. Dustin Barlow

    Dustin BarlowПре 6 дана

    @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.

  104. Dylan Perez

    Dylan PerezПре 6 дана

    @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.

  105. Dustin Barlow

    Dustin BarlowПре 7 дана

    Mac will be the reason the Pats even smell the playoffs, with Cam the pats are an 8-8 team at best.


    PDOTSMITHПре 10 дана

    So if killA CAM gets them to the playoffs..... Mac Jones is coming in 🤔🤔🤔

  107. Dustin Barlow

    Dustin BarlowПре 7 дана

    Mac Jones is starting week one. Dude is already better than Cam and hasnt taken an NFL snap.

  108. miguel duran

    miguel duranПре 10 дана

    Black people hating on black people.

  109. Zach Chmael

    Zach ChmaelПре 10 дана

    No, he wont.

  110. Jordan Watkins

    Jordan WatkinsПре 10 дана

    I hope they give cam another season to start

  111. Jonathan Sims

    Jonathan SimsПре 10 дана

    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!

  112. Peen Head

    Peen HeadПре 10 дана

    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.

  113. cholhwa

    cholhwaПре 10 дана

    Mac Jones will be the Patriots' starter over Cam Newton when Cam Newton gets injured.

  114. Alberto David Jr

    Alberto David JrПре 10 дана

    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

  115. PRIS

    PRISПре 10 дана

    Imagine former league MVP Cam Newton at home watching this eating popcorn 🍿... OK

  116. Hydra Dominatus

    Hydra DominatusПре 7 дана

    @Larry Jones I don't care for people with weak takes

  117. Larry Jones

    Larry JonesПре 7 дана

    @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

  118. Hydra Dominatus

    Hydra DominatusПре 7 дана

    @Larry Jones keep being "BIG MAD" and "BUTTHURT".. I don't care. 💪

  119. Larry Jones

    Larry JonesПре 7 дана

    @Hydra Dominatus You may want to learn how to read before commenting

  120. Hydra Dominatus

    Hydra DominatusПре 7 дана

    @Larry Jones 24 TDs/14 Ints.. wow that's some MVP type numbers. 🤡

  121. Thomas Kelly

    Thomas KellyПре 10 дана

    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 ?

  122. Lay Khampane

    Lay KhampaneПре 10 дана

    Bill belichick and the death star strike back..the Revenge

  123. nesseiht gnay

    nesseiht gnayПре 10 дана

    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