Cam Newton is using his Instagram account and YouTube presence this summer to share a look inside his road to redemption after he was released by the Carolina Panthers earlier this year.
The former MVP has since signed a 1-year deal with the New England Patriots and he is done playing nice and keeping to himself.
“I’m getting tired of all this humble (expletive),” Newton said Sunday night in a video posted on Instagram.
“Because, when you’re humble, they start taking advantage of you. When you don’t say nothing, they start taking advantage of you. The hyenas can be doing all of this, the elephants can be doing all of this, the giraffes, the antelopes, the chimpanzees, even the gorilla. But there’s one (expletive) animal in the jungle and when he roars, everything stops. And I’m about to (expletive) roar.”
Newton signed a team-friendly deal with New England, worth a bargain base of $1.5 million and up to $7.5 million with incentives. While critics slammed the deal, Newton stated his new contract isn’t about money, but respect.
“It’s not a lot of things MONEY cannot buy, but amongst the top of that list of things, you would find RESPECT as one of those!!”, wrote Newton last week on Instagram. “THIS IS NOT ABOUT MONEY FOR ME; it’s about RESPECT.”
If the Patriots will be getting anything from Newton in 2020, it’ll be a former MVP who has a massive chip on his shoulder that has everything to prove.