Cam Newton’s season in New England has not gone as he or the Patriots had planned.
Newton has thrown seven interceptions to just two touchdowns and New England appears to be
out of the playoff hunt. He has completed 66 percent of his passes for 1,143 yards, but he has
thrown five interceptions and zero touchdowns over his last three games.
Oddsmakers are not expecting the Newton experiment to last more than one season. BetOnline
has Newton priced at +275 to be the Patriots starting quarterback in 2021, with the takeback
number at -450. He must start the first game of the season for action.
Newton is -225 to throw a touchdown in Week 9 against the Jets, which would snap a three-
game touchdown drought.
Another player that has had a disappointing season is Tennessee’s Jadeveon Clowney. The
Titans signed him to a $5.25 million base salary in the offseason—a contract that included a
$6.25 million signing bonus and various other incentives.
Clowney has zero sacks on the season, despite recording 19 quarterback pressures. Tennessee is
No. 28 in pressure rate and just cut Vic Beasley on Tuesday. BetOnline has Clowney’s sack total
at two for the rest of the season.
He is -140 to go ‘over’ two sacks and is +100 to go ‘under.’ Clowney is -400 to record at least
one sack this year.
Another team in Tennessee’s division will be starting a rookie quarterback on Sunday.
Jacksonville is turning to Jake Luton for this week’s game against Houston.
Luton was drafted in the sixth round out of Oregon State and will start against the Texans,
despite being inactive in every game so far this season. Head coach Doug Marrone is giving
Luton the nod over veteran Mike Glennon in place of Gardner Minshew, who is out with
a thumb injury.
The rookie has a passing yards total of 225.5, with the ‘under’ juiced to -125. His passing
touchdown total is set at 1.5, with the ‘under’ priced as a heavy -250 favorite.
Week 9 will kick off tonight when San Francisco hosts Green Bay as a seven-point