Cam Newton sidesteps question about his future

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The Patriots signed Cam Newton to a one-year deal with a $1.05 million base salary and worth up to $7.5 million.

So where do Newton and the Patriots go from here?

Newton sidestepped a question about whether he wants to return to the team in 2021, instead focusing his attention toward the Bills on Monday night.

“I think the biggest thing is I’m just trying to maximize on the things that I know I have to prove. And that’s starting with Monday,” Newton said Thursday, via Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald. “That’s simple. I play this game for one reason, and that’s just to win. And we have an opportunity to win on Monday. Let’s just see how that goes.”

Newton’s response came after he was asked about the caption on his Instagram post earlier this week. He said on the social media site he wants “to be a part of the solution” for the Patriots.

“I will be the first to tell you that this year has been unacceptable in more ways than one!!,” the caption read. “And the standard has been and always will be set; and unfortunately we (I) did not live up to what that standard was at all times or consistently enough!!

“With that being said the answers are in the locker room and one thing I do know about this bunch is that this locker room is filled with guys who want to be a part of the solution including me!!”

Newton has completed 65.9 percent of his passes for 2,381 yards, five touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 13 starts this season. He also has rushed for 489 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The Patriots will not make the postseason for the first time since 2008.

9 responses to “Cam Newton sidesteps question about his future

  1. nflhistorybuff68 says:
    Backup time … his starting days are over. I think he will be traded.

    He signed a one-year deal, so as soon as the season ends he is a free agent and not the Patriots’ property to trade. Besides, who would trade a popsicle for him at this point?
    Of course the deal had no provision preventing New England from using the franchise tag. Then again, if they used it on Cam Newton it would be the most expensive and stupid move in the history of football.

  2. It’s just not going to happen. After all these years the issues with your throwing mechanics remain unsolved. Though, for the Patriots, the QB price was right, the fit for the offensive system is not. And I think the team recognizes that.

  3. nflhistorybuff68 says:
    December 24, 2020 at 2:46 pm
    Backup time … his starting days are over. I think he will be traded.

    He can’t be traded if he’s not under contract. His current deal was for only year.

  4. I think he will be traded.
    He’s not signed for next season so he can’t be traded. But your sentiment is correct: he’s not the answer. And if Stidham doesn’t start at least one of the last 2 games, then clearly the answer isn’t on the current roster.

  5. The Bills will win this game. The Pats have nothing left this year. They will end up 6-10.

    Maybe they can get a better QB in draft or free agency next year

  6. nflhistorybuff68 says:
    December 24, 2020 at 2:46 pm
    Backup time … his starting days are over. I think he will be traded.

    22 14 Rate This

    How do you trade a player that isn’t under contract to your team exactly. ONE year deal.

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