Newton was in line and expected to be the starting quarterback for the Patriots before they outright released him.
The former MVP has been fairly quiet since his release but on Wednesday, Newton announced via his Instagram that he will address things on his “Funky Friday” feature.
In the video Newton makes it clear that it “isn't a retirement video” and also noted he has a lot to get off his chest.
Newton is free to sign anywhere but what is unknown is if he would be receptive to taking a backup quarterback spot for the time being. The now former Patriots quarterback says he has a lot of football left in him.
New England is turning the keys to the car over to rookie Mac Jones who played well in spots during the preseason. The Patriots are still searching for the next franchise quarterback after Tom Brady's departure and they will put a lot of that faith in the rookie out of Alabama.
Newton has never been one to shy away form speaking his mind so it will be interesting to see if he goes at the Patriots or just reflects on what happened and what could potentially be next.
Certainly there are teams that could use Newton as a backup if he opts to go that route after his release from the Patriots.
Funky Friday just became a must watch this week.