Former Spartan Brian Lewerke Cut by the Patriots
Lewerke was a long shot to make the team and was likely headed to the practice squad until the team signed Cam Newton a few weeks ago. Then he became expendable. Newton, Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham now will battle to replace Tom Brady.
Brian Lewerke was an very polarizing figure in East Lansing, just like ANY Spartan QB. He had an up and down injury filled career, never reaching his full potential, like most Spartan QB's. He did leave as the Spartans all time leader in total offense and was the ONLY Spartan EVER to be MVP of 2 bowl games but he was 1-4 in games against Michigan, where he wasn't always healthy.
We'll see if he catches on with another team. He seems like a good fit for his home state Arizona Cardinals, I wouldn't be surprised to see him land there.