Patriots legend Deion Branch says Bill Belichick actually HELPED Cam Newton by cutting him Tuesday … explaining to TMZ Sports the move will now allow the QB to find a starting job elsewhere.
Branch’s logic is simple … he says if Newton had stayed in New England, he would’ve warmed the bench all season behind Mac Jones.
Now, however, after releasing the former NFL MVP — Branch says Belichick allowed the 32-year-old to go try to compete for a QB1 role in another city.
“Let’s tip our hats off to coach Belichick and the move that he did make,” Branch said … “freeing Cam and allowing him to go and seek another team.”
Branch believes there will be plenty of Newton suitors now that he’s on the open market … with the ex-Pats wideout telling us everyone from the Houston Texans to the Miami Dolphins could be interested in signing the 32-year-old.
“For sure he’ll be picked up,” Deion says.
Branch also believes shipping Cam out does NOT hurt New England’s playoff chances … telling us it wouldn’t surprise him one bit to see Jones lead the Pats to the postseason this year.