Cam Newton posts video of throwing session, with a new message

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Four days after the Panthers dumped quarterback Cam Newton, he continues to prepare for his second act. But he wants one thing to be clear: He’s no long shot.

“People love a good underdog story,” Newton said on Instagram with his trademark tough-to-decipher font. “This ain’t that. Sh-t, I been a dog.”

Indeed he has. If healthy, Newton remains one of the best quarterback in football. Accompanying his message are several videos of him dropping back and throwing. He looks fine.

Of course, that’s not the same as doing it on a football field in full uniform at full speed against full-size defenders. But that’s months away. He’s still only 30, he looks like he always has, and the sooner the Chargers get him signed, the lesser the chance that someone else will realize, “Damn, that guy is better than the guy we currently have.”

61 responses to “Cam Newton posts video of throwing session, with a new message

  1. Hasn’t been one of best in league since MVP of 2015. Lifetime and numerous injuries ago.

  2. That would be a quality signing for LA but would it fill that stadium? Excitement is meh.

    Giants are trying to convince Logan Ryan to be their starting FS. That’s more exciting than this.

  3. For all the Cam bashers, the guy has been so beat up and injured and if anyone ever had shoulder surgery it is not a bounce right back deal. I can’t imagine how much it would hurt throwing a football. It hurt so much he had to change the way he threw. He had to go, he had become the face of the teams failures regardless of how much or how little his wounds have healed. I wish him luck and hope he was careful with his money. It might be time to pull an “ Andrew Luck” and take care of his body and his family. We’ll soon see.

  4. This is not 2015 dude, even if healthy he is farrrrrrr from being one of the best quarterbacks in football. Did selling out to corporate years ago melt your brain? That’s my question

  5. Except he’s not one of the best. He wasn’t even the best in his MVP year. Career sub 60% passer. 86.1 career rating. That’s just “meh” in this day and age. Has played eight full seasons and has had a losing record in five of them.

    He’s not that good. But he thinks he is.

  6. So the moment Cam throws 2 picks and goes 12-28, it will be because some part of him is injured…..not because he stinks.

  7. Gotta agree to that….best at what…runnin for one yard td’s then acting like he just beat the world even when he was loosin…and the Superbowl fumble…does not appear anyone else thinks he’s all that…

  8. Does anyone want him to be the face of their franchize and assume the injury risk he presents?

  9. Indeed he has. If healthy, Newton remains one of the best quarterback in football.
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    Repeating this narrative doesn’t make it true. I sometimes wonder if you watch football. He might be the most overrated, overhyped QB ever. Three winning seasons…never two in a row. Elite QBs do a lot more than that with some of the teams they had.

  10. With the current rules regarding physicals it’s going to be tough. Who’s going to offer starting QB money without their doctors being able to examine him?

  11. He’s still only 30, he looks like he always has, and the sooner the Chargers get him signed, the lesser the chance that someone else will realize, “Damn, that guy is better than the guy we currently have.”
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    Lol. So much wrong here but I’ll just say this, maybe the fact that no team is calling should call into question your views on his talent. He’s not a good QB, he’s always banged up, oh, and he’s a major league whiner. Let him go play with Kap and AB.

  12. Honestly I wish he would hurry up and sign that way all these former so called Panther fans jump on the Chargers bandwagons

    yeah charger fans y’all can have them Cam fans

  13. I’m betting the Chargers lob a call to Favre and see what he’s up to these days before calling fashion Cam.

  14. The Chargers make sense for Cam but they also need to draft a QB. So will they carry 3 QBs, Cam, Tyrod and a rookie?

  15. Indeed he has. If healthy, Newton remains one of the best quarterback in football

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    What? He hasn’t been one of the best in many years and even when he was 100% healthy it would be a stretch to suggest he was top 5 in the league. I don’t think any GM will want to take a chance on Newton unless he wants to accept a team friendly offer and realizes he has to compete for the starting job.

  16. S(Cam) needs to realize that his gravy train has left the station and nothing’s gonna bring it back…

    Hope he saved his money indeed

  17. Could we please stop with this nonsense that Cam Newton is great? He never has been. He has been an overly dramatic, fragile, under performer with a well documented penchant for pouting when things don’t go his way. What’s that? He was an MVP once? That’s true but it’s not hard to google that season and see that Carolina was given a gift of a schedule the year the NFL crowned him as MVP. The Panthers strength of schedule was the weakest in the NFC By a wide margin at .411 and they only faced two top 10 defenses the entire year( wins against Seattle in season and again in the playoffs and then Denver in the Super Bowl)
    Just stop it already, he was a one year wonder and his 15 seconds of fame have passed him by.

  18. Are you the same person you were 5 years ago? I am significantly older than Cam and I have changed a lot in the past 5 years. Aging from 25 to 30, I was almost an entirely different person. Don’t make the mistake of assuming he will always be a selfish, preening jerk.

  19. “People love an underdog story….” reminds me of those creepy Kevin Spacey videos that drop once a year. Stop talking about yourself Cam and just play your butt off for the next team.

  20. ehsguy72 says:
    March 28, 2020 at 7:09 pm
    Indeed he has. If healthy, Newton remains one of the best quarterback in football

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    What? He hasn’t been one of the best in many years and even when he was 100% healthy it would be a stretch to suggest he was top 5 in the league. I don’t think any GM will want to take a chance on Newton unless he wants to accept a team friendly offer and realizes he has to compete for the starting job.
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    Agreed but Imagine if he could go to a team who already has a solid starter, where fans won’t pressure to start Cam, and use him on short yardage situations or in a Taysom Hill role. I know the Packers don’t have the cap space but that situation would be awesome if Cam was willing to accept that role.

  21. This just reeks of the social justice warrior stance you take with Kaepernick. I’m not sure you went this hard for Tom Brady for gods sake. Cam’s good when healthy, which he hasn’t been in quite some time. He’s a risky signing with the possibility to pay off big time if he is really healthy and committed. Will he take a 1 year deal for short money to prove it?

  22. Do you think he learned to type like that on the laptop he stole while attending UF?

  23. How did those workout videos work for T.O? Your not wanted because your ego is baggage. When the green light flies for signing after physicals he better be the first in line and that huge money contract is NOT going to happen for him. Like this Tom Brady guy once said “what you did yesterday means nothing”. Pretty good advice from a 99th draft pick.

  24. Cam has always been a mixed bag. When he started his career there was some pouting on the bench. But, then he’d hand the ball to kids after a touchdown, which was a plus. But, in doing so he’d vulture the TD from the RB which would have been the smarter play. And, in doing so got banged up. Let’s face it, RBs are expendable and QBs are not. Cam getting injured frequently is no surprise… it was only a matter of time.

    Even with all that, my view was more positive than negative. When he dressed up after games, it was more ha ha funny… for the first 20 times.
    My perception turned negative after that continued, and after the sexist comments to a female reporter. He acted shocked when she asked intelligent questions…

    At this point, I realize he’ll make some team better. But as a Broncos fan, let me say good luck San Diego Chargers!

  25. He would be a fantastic signing for the Chargers if they get him to sign a team-friendly deal. Even if they don’t he’s still better then Tyrod Taylor. They would be able to go into camp with a competition between Cam and Taylor for the starting nod. The two would be pushing the other to excel. But the fact that it would be a great signing for them guarantees that they won’t.

  26. Here’s some milk and cookies Cam you day has come and gone, and your failure to dive on that loose ball in the Superbowl told me EVERYTHING I needed to know about YOU. Go make another diva video

  27. I would rather loose with cam than loose with Prescott. Newton will v come at fair price. Dak wants the sun and moon. And then the rest of the cap space. I join the herd of EX- Prescott fans. Watch his endorsements dry up.
    Love the cowboys but have permanently moved off of prescott

  28. If healthy, Newton remains one of the best quarterback in football.

    ————

    You can keep virtue signalling and repeating this over and over, the FACTS show otherwise. Newton was never nor will ever be one of the best QB’s in the NFL. He isn’t even the best QB out of his draft class.

  29. If he can prove he can be an accurate pocket passer and quickly go through his reads , then yes I am intrigued. But the RO Cam is not what I want, because the refs don’t protect him like they do some of the other high profile QBs. Jus saying.

  30. Cam needs an offense that is designed for him. He seemed confused on his drops far too often, took FOREVER to pass the ball. He needs a decent o-line and quick routes that allow him to play with more discipline. I think then he can be elite.

    However he has a terrible attitude and is not affable, making him a difficult hire.

  31. It’ll probably work out for Cam anyways. Norv ran McCaffery into the ground last season in meaningless games so he might have 1 or 2 good seasons left. And the Panthers are going to be a dumpster fire with their college coach running the team.

  32. He can dab and wear horrible clothes but he can’t dive on fumbles or win Super Bowls

  33. Cam’s personality has always been sketchy. Now that his playing ability has suffered through injuries he isn’t worth it for a team to take Cam on. The super Bowl not going after the fumble hurts Cam too. Teammates won’t trust him.

  34. Cam Is getting a tough break from simple timing of events. He has had the injuries undermine his game for a while, and just when he is looking to climb out of it and be healthy for the first time in a long time…he cant go show anyone that he is healthy. That he is strong and talented is not in question so these videos have little to no meaning. Until he can let folks give him physicals again he is going to be kind of stuck. But once he is, and allowing he is passing the physicals, things will move quickly for him.

  35. The week Ron Rivera got fired one thing occurred to me..The only thing I feared as a Skins fan more then years of Bruce Allen was Rivera/Cam going to Washington Any Given Sunday style..I’d rather have Willie Beamon then Cam..Terrible leader, he will be a cancer to any young qbs. His public speaking is a prime example why we shouldn’t just hand people degrees to keep them playing college sports.

  36. markeyh says:

    It is a no-brainer that the majority of the NFL teams would be better by signing Newton.
    ===============================================

    Yeah, to the practice squad.

  37. It is not his throwing, but his decision making, that is the problem. The same is true of Jameison Winston. Bad decisions lead to interceptions and losses.

  38. I’m rooting for you Cam! I’m a Bucs fan and have watched many games with you. I wasn’t a fan, until I watched All or nothing. Get back soon bra

  39. All this throwing in shorts keeps their arm in good shape. Their brains are still mush…
    no poise, can’t read defenses make bad decisions. a QB should turn bad plays into good ones not good plays into bad.

  40. I don’t know why but it always bugged me that he always waited a bit longer on one knee after he called a play in the huddle.

  41. I can wait until this guy retires and goes away and gets involved in causes I don’t care about so I never have to hear him or see him ever again.

  42. Cam should consider switching to defensive end or outside linebacker. Nobody’s ever done that. See if he could help a team that way. I think his ship has sailed as a QB.

  43. He has always been more interested in being Cam Newton, the role than studying and learning the upper level nuances of the position
    watch the Amazon Prime series on the Panthers

  44. His comments are not helping him get a new job. Nobody is looking at him as a long-term answer so teams are wanting him to look like he’d fit in and potentially help groom a young guy. But he’s done nothing since be released except pout and complain. So not only does he bring a big injury risk but teams are also now worried he’ll throw a fit if he’s not instantly named the starter.

  45. If Cam really wanted to post a video that would make him more attractive, he show make one of him sitting in a room studying film. His physical stuff is unquestionable. I’ve never heard any concerns about that. The physically gifted guys aren’t winning super bowls. The mentally prepared are. It’s ok to gave both attributes, like Mahomes, but Brady did ok too.

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