Kurt Warner has unique take on Cam Newton signing with Patriots
The New England Patriots have reportedly come to terms with longtime Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who will now attempt to do the unthinkable — replace future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers signal caller Tom Brady.
Luckily for Cam Newton, who was infamously released by the aforementioned Panthers earlier this offseason, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner knows exactly how well this can all play out for the former league MVP.
“The good news is, I am a walking example that perception is NOT always reality,” Warner recently wrote about Cam Newton on NFL.com. “I was given two more opportunities — with the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals — to prove that the overriding perception of me as a player was not accurate. I was able to return to form, playing at a Pro Bowl level and reaching the Super Bowl once more. Knowing Cam’s track record and the competitor that lies within him, I would not be surprised if he once again rose to the top of the league.”
Warner not only received a second chance with the Cardinals, as Cam Newton might know, but he ultimately led Arizona to a Super Bowl in the end. Warner was, of course, a league MVP, Super Bowl Champion and Super Bowl MVP with the St. Louis Rams before eventually receiving a shot at redemption with both the Cardinals and Giants, though his stint in New York wasn’t nearly as memorable as his time in the desert.
On the other hand, Cam Newton’s release from Carolina was due to some lingering injury concerns and a new regime coming into the picture.
Because of the odd and never-before-seen offseason currently unfolding, it took Cam Newton a bit longer than initially anticipated to find his next NFL home. However, it hardly comes as surprise that New England was his eventual landing spot as there is no doubt that the Panthers legend can quickly succeed with the Patriots.