Mike Lombardi on OMF: Patriots can beat Chiefs with Cam Newton

By WEEI 93.7

Former Patriots executive Mike Lombardi believes the addition of Cam Newton really changes things for the organization this coming season.

Before the move was made many thought this would be a bridge year of sorts, but appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Monday, Lombardi said New England can potentially challenge Kansas City, the defending Super Bowl champs.

“To me, I thought they would win over nine games and I said this on my show. I think to me, now it gives them a conversation to be can they beat Kansas City?" Lombardi said. "And the way they have to play, can they beat Kansas City? I think that is the ultimate — can they beat the top teams in the league?”

Lombardi was pressed on if the Patriots could in fact beat Kansas City.

“I think they can — I do," he said. "A lot of it is going to come down to their kicker and how good he is, right? Because he’s a rookie. It’s also going to come down to how good those young players are on defense. If they can add another defensive lineman or somebody in there to give them a little more (strength), I think they can.”

The former Patriots executive believes Newton will beat out Jarrett Stidham and be the starter for the 2020 season.

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