By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
Just because Cam Newton is so fired up about moving on from the Carolina Panthers, it doesn’t mean he’s not aware his new teams just ‘moved on’ as well.
During a roundtable discussion on Odell Beckham Jr’s YouTube channel, Newton brought up what he described as ‘the Elephant In the Room.‘
“What [Tom Brady] was, what he is? Is great. It needs no talking about,” was Newton’s answer of his own hypothetical question, “Do you know who you’re coming after?”
That’s when Newton got into what he sees as the possibility of a new era for the Patriots.
“Now Coach McDaniels,” Newton continued, “you’re going to be able to call some stuff you’ve never been able to call.”
Is this speculation from Newton, or perhaps some inside information? After all, it’s been rumored over the last few years, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels wanted to bring in a more mobile quarterback and change up the team’s offensive system post-Brady.
Newton also talked about his mentality going into the season and frustration over being passed up as a free agent, something that has been a common theme in his social media posts since signing in New England. He went as far as to say he’s already looked ahead at the Patriots schedule.
“I’m looking at the schedule. Who do we play? Oh, that team passed on me. Ok. That team passed on me. They could have had me.”
One of the most entertaining part of watching Tom Brady with the Patriots was seeing how he always put a chip on his shoulder. In that regard, it seems like Cam Newton is filling his shoes and then some.