“I Have a Lot of Things I Need To Get off My Chest,” – Cam Newton Teases Fans About Big News

Published 09/09/2021, 12:30 PM EDT


New England Patriots surprised the football community when they announced the departure of veteran quarterback Cam Newton. The Patriots then put their faith in rookie quarterback Mac Jones. The youngster broke through the ranks with a stellar preseason, which helped him secure the starting spot over Newton.

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CHARLOTTE, NC – AUGUST 31: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers watches on against the Pittsburgh Steelers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Cam Newton teases a surprise after his exit

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Newton made some interesting comments this Wednesday in the teaser video for his weekly “Funky Friday”.“I have a lot of things I need to get off my chest,” Newton said in the video. Clearing rumors on his retirement, he added, “This is not a retirement speech and I have a lot of football still in me.” 

“It’s always difficult”- Bill Belichick on Newton’s release

FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shake hands at the start of the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick expressed his disappointment over Newton’s release and how taking such decisions has always been difficult. At the same time, he expressed gratitude to the players who have always given their all over the years.

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Speaking to WEEI Radio, Bill said, “It’s always difficult when you have to reduce your roster. A lot of guys that worked hard. A lot of guys that performed well and had either good years for us, or good careers. I respect all those things, but each year is its own year and I have to do what I feel like is best for the football team and so regards to every decision, that’s what I try to do. It’s always tough to tell guys who have worked hard and have given you all they had that you’re not able to keep them.”

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JULY 30: Mac Jones #50 smiles as he throws during Training Camp at Gillette Stadium on July 30, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images)

Belichick further added, “He came in here, he worked hard,” talking about Newton. “He gave us everything we had. Right now, our future is going to be Mac [Jones] at quarterback, and that is where we’re going to go.”

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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