Foxborough, MA — The New England Patriots are returning without their former quarterback, Tom Brady. As for how the movies say it, the show must go on and the Patriots will do that with a former league MVP, Cam Newton, leading the way.

Let’s take a look at how the roster shakes out:

Quarterback (3)

  • Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer

Running back/fullback (5)

  • James White, Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead, Damien Harris, Jakob Johnson

Tight end (3)

  • Ryan Izzo, Devin Asiasi, Dalton Keene

Wide receiver (5)

  • Julian Edelman, N’Keal Harry, Damiere Byrd, Gunner Olszewski, Jakobi Meyers

Offensive line (10)

  • Joe Thuney, Isaiah Wynn, Shaq Mason, David Andrews, Jermaine Eluemunor, Hijalte Froholdt, Justin Herron, Korey Cunningham, Michael Onwenu, Yodny Cajuste

Defensive line (6)

  • Lawrence Guy, Byron Cowart, Deatrich Wise, Adam Butler, John Simon, Beau Allen

Linebackers (7)

  • Ja’Whaun Bentley, Chase Winovich, Shilique Calhoun, Brandon Copeland, Josh Uche, Anfernee Jennings, Derek Rivers

Cornerbacks (6)

  • Stephon Gilmore, J.C. Jackson, Jason McCourty, Jonathan Jones, Joejuan Williams, Justin Bethel

Safeties (5)

  • Devin McCourty, Terrence Brooks, Adrian Phillips, Kyle Dugger, Cody Davis

Specialists (3)

  • Jake Bailey, Joe Cardona, Matthew Slater


The Patriots will test out life without Brady by hosting the Miami Dolphins for their game opener.