Julian Edelman: Cam Newton’s got “great energy”

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Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman touched on the team’s former quarterback when he had his first meeting with reporters of training camp on Monday and he also talked about the guys trying to replace Tom Brady.

Cam Newton is the newest addition to that group and, unlike Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer, has never been a teammate of Edelman’s in the past. Edelman got a chance to work out with Newton before the start of training camp and shared some of his early impressions of the former NFL MVP.

“He’s a specimen, for sure,” Edelman said, via WEEI.com. “When you first meet him — just his stature, the dude is large, put together well and he has great energy. He has a great energy about himself. I was really impressed with his work ethic and his mindset. Just like I have been impressed with Stidham’s and Hoyer’s. I have been throwing with those guys as well.”

The Patriots will move into the next phases of training camp over the next week and that should begin to provide a better idea of which quarterback Edelman will be catching passes from in September.

21 responses to “Julian Edelman: Cam Newton’s got “great energy”

  1. Julian Edelman: Cam Newton’s got “great energy”………….”and one Helluva shoe and scarf collection.”

  2. Cam and the squirrel–there should be a lot of emotion on the field, can’t wait. With due respect to J. Stiddy and Hoyster, it’s going to be Cam.

  3. If Cam can play like he did before his injuries The Patriots are going to be very dangerous on offense.

  4. Really curious to see how much fun Newton has this year. I like the guy, but his level of play really seems to fluctuate hard both ways based on his mood and demeanor.

  5. he’s the ultimate frontrunner. displays great energy when his team is ahead. laughing. smiling. taunting the other team. flamboyant post game interviews etc. when things are not hoing his way look for him to be sulking on the end of the bench with a towel over his head….

  6. Never once mentioned anything about him passing the ball and the timing he has with receivers. But he does have great energy.

  7. I think Cam will be fine. Plenty of players are emotional. And sure, no heart or determination – based on one play while completely disregarding all the abuse he’s put himself through by running the ball like a fullback for years.

    No one’s perfect and of course there is plenty of room for criticism, but a large contingent of people dislike Cam no matter what he does.

  8. charliecharger says:

    August 10, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    Yep. Already forgot about Brady.

    Nobody has forgotten about Tom Brady. How could we? Six superbowl wins is not easily forgotten. But Tom’s no longer the QB of the Patriots. Cam Newton is. And a lot of Pats fans are excited to see what he can do this season.

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