New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton opened after a Saturday night workout and said he felt abandoned when the Carolina Panthers decided to leave.
Newton, however, promises a return for ages with the Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick.
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“You know what makes this sh– different is that they’ve never seen this Cam,” said Newton. “They never saw it. Do you want to know how I know? Sh–, I’ve never seen it – the forgotten Cam. Shit on Cam. The tiredness of being sick and tired Cam. I felt like I had just died. It’s over for him. It is not the same player. ”
Newton added that he is more motivated now than he ever has been. He spoke of a conversation he had recently with his son, Chosen.
« [My son] Elected officials say, “Papa, papa, papa? Are we going to Charlotte? I say, “No, my son, it’s over. We have another place where we are going. We’re going north, “said Newton.
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First choice overall in the 2011 NFL Draft, Newton led the Panthers to three consecutive NFC South titles from 2013 to 2015 and to a Super Bowl appearance in the 2015 season when he was awarded the title of quintessential player in the league. He also won three Pro Bowls in nine seasons.
Newton has missed 16 regular season games in the past two years due to a foot injury that required intervention. He also underwent several shoulder surgeries during his career.
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He is expected to enter a starting role in New England as the successor to the future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady, who left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier in the offseason. Newton, Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham are expected to be the quarterbacks when the training camp begins.