Despite drafting Mac Jones in the first round, Bill Belichick says Cam Newton is still the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots.

The Patriots went 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008 last season.

"Cam's our quarterback," Belichick said after the pick. "Whatever time Jarrett [Stidham] or Mac [Jones] are ready to challenge and compete, then we'll see how that goes."