By 98.5 The Sports Hub Staff
The newest Cam Newton YouTube video is his first official one as a member of the Patriots. The clip all but confirms the former Carolina Panthers quarterback’s signing with New England. You can watch the full video above
The video starts with some motivational quotes that relate to Newton’s personal situation. Carolina released the 2015 NFL MVP in March, sending him to the open market, where he spent three months before the Patriots picked him up for a “bare minimum deal” on Sunday.
It depicts a March 17 workout in which Newton says: “Right now, I’m angry, I’m just … I feel let down. But at the same time I’m not bitter. I know since the first day I came into this league that this day was going to come.” The comments came after the Panthers granted him permission to seek a trade. Newton was released seven days later.
The video transitions to a montage of Newton’s rehab after surgery to repair a Lisfranc fracture, set to Kanye West’s “Blood on the Leaves.” It concludes with Newton saying: “I’ve got a lot on my mind, but I’m going to keep this s**t brief … I’m at your neck,” finishing with the common hip-hop refrain. It then smash-cuts to the Patriots’ logo.
Newton comes to the Patriots after having played just two games in 2019 due to his foot injury. He last played in an NFL game on Sept. 12, 2019. He reportedly wasn’t guaranteed the starting QB job as part of his deal, putting him in a competition with incumbent second-year signal-caller Jarrett Stidham and veteran Brian Hoyer.