Joker Phillips is quoted as saying, "It wasn't obvious." It was to me, Joker, and to almost everyone else. How can it be that it wasn't obvious to the head coach? Just kidding, coach. Phillips said the decision was made last night, presumably after reviewing the film.
Apparently, contrary to other reports suggesting Jalen Whitlow was actually #2 on the depth chart, that honor still belongs to Newton. Whitlow and Patrick Towles will fight it out for the honor of being the 3-deep.
Truthfully, if you go by the comments from Randy Sanders, Newton still isn't 100% recovered from that shoulder surgery. Tough break for the senior, he may have a decision to make yet.