New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton appeared to reflect on his release from the Carolina Panthers over the weekend via his personal Instagram, saying he was “left to die” earlier this year by a franchise that selected him No. 1 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The Panthers passed on from the former NFL MVP months ago after he came off a season where he only played two games due to injusy.
“You know what makes this (expletive) different? They ain’t never seen this Cam,” Newton said Sunday in an Instagram post. “That ain’t never seen him. You want to know how I know? I ain’t never seen him. The forgotten Cam. The (expletive) on Cam. The tired of being sick and tired Cam. Felt like I was just left to die. It’s over with for him, he ain’t the same player.
“I love it. I adore it. I admire it. I want to taste it. I want everything about it,” Newton said. “Waking up energized after a hard day. What’s next? Loving on my kids more. Got more energy.My kids say, ‘Daddy, we going to Charlotte?’ No sir. That’s over with.”
Newton signed an incentive-laced, one-year deal with the Patriots earlier this month and says he is using the 2020 season to prove himself.
He has only commented publicly through his various social media channels, where he has posted well over 50 times this offseason.
Newton underwent successful foot surgery in December and it appears as if he is 100% going into the 2020 season.