Cam Newton gives intriguing remarks about Panthers release
That is the question that has been on a lot of people’s minds since the nine-year veteran was signed by the Patriots.
In his first press conference as a Patriot though, a reporter asked about if being released by the team is giving him extra motivation going into the season.
“Look. I wake up mad,” Newton said. “The fact that I’m not able to see my kids on a regular basis, that’s what makes me mad. At the end of the day, for me, I’m not going to dwell on the past. I think I’m a person that’s a self-motivator. Even though the past is the past, I’m not going to keep looking back. For me, it’s just turn the page and move forward. I wish those guys nothing but the best and I hope that this feeling is mutual and moving on.”
Sounds like Cam Newton is doing both at the same time. Yes he is mad about getting cut, but at the same time, he is looking forward to the future with the Patriots and is focused on what he can control. It also seems he is not holding any grudges towards his former teammates who are still with the Panthers.
Newton comes to the Patriots after a injury-shortened 2019 season in which he only played in two games and threw for 572 yards. He will have big shoes to fill if he gets the starting job in Foxboro following the departure of Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.