Cam Newton: I don’t know what the future holds

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Cam Newton likely has played his final home game in Carolina. The quarterback kind of, sort of, maybe acknowledged that postgame.

“Football has been good to me,” Newton said, via Darin Gantt of the team website. “I was able to walk away unscathed. I don’t want to sound like I’m retiring, but, I’ve had some great memories.”

The question, really, is: Is football done with Newton?

He has not done much the past three seasons that would convince a team to sign him this offseason, and over the past four seasons, with Newton as the starter, his teams are 13-22.

“I don’t necessarily know what the future holds,” Newton said. “But I’m going to look that lion in the eyeball, and not blink.”

Newton split time with Sam Darnold on Sunday, with Newton going 7-of-13 passes for 61 yards and an interception while running for a team-high 42 yards on five carries.

In the past four games, Newton has a combined passer rating of 44.5 with a touchdown and five interceptions.

“I see a lot of guys come up on the stage or the podium in a coward’s way, directly or indirectly,” Newton said. “The truth is, I wasn’t good enough today. I know that. There was opportunities for us to move the ball.”

Before he left, Newton was asked if it felt like a goodbye.

“Nah, it don’t feel like that,” Newton said.

It seemed as if he was trying to convince himself.

8 responses to “Cam Newton: I don’t know what the future holds

  1. Cam was great at his peak. Since then, many injuries have taken their toll and his mechanics and accuracy never really recovered. Since I assume he has access to the top QB mechanics coaches in the world, one starts to feel maybe he’s just done… sad way to go out for a great one tho!

  2. It was nice to see him grinning ear to ear….after he threw a pick falling backwards, in mid air, to two defenders, right before getting benched.
    He’s just a different cat.

  3. I will always be fond of Cam Newton but his best days are behind him. He could end up somewhere as a back up but other than that his career is over. He is not a starter anymore. He is done with his second stint in Carolina. It would probably be better for him that he just retire. Thanks for the memories.

  4. It’s been fun to watch Cam, but sadly his career is done. I love moments like when he said to a defensive player, “You’ve been watching film? Watch this!” – touchdown!

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