Bill Belichick: Cam Newton is one of our most consistent players

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Although it's just been five days of training camp and the pads haven't come on yet, all everyone wants to talk about with the Patriots is the quarterbacks -- Cam Newton and Mac Jones.

Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio with Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller, Bill Belichick was asked about the two and what he's seen so far.

“Cam is very consistent," he said. "What he is this year, is what he was last year and what he was in December is honestly pretty much what he was in August. He brings it every day. He’s ready to go, has good energy. He’s very professional. He’s one of our most consistent players.”

Belichick noted how like any rookie Jones is getting better every day and has a long way to go.

“It’s a big jump from college to pro, I don’t care where you come from, who you are, what system you came from or which one you’re going into," he said. "So, more coverages, more fronts, more adjustments, more plays, more everything. And a higher level of skill, obviously. On our side of the ball and their side of the ball. Like any rookie, he’s making a lot of progress. He’s got a long way to go. He’s working through it and we’ll just take it day-by-day.”

Late last week, Belichick said it will be a "hard decision" deciding between the two, but Newton is the starter.