By 98.5 The Sports Hub Staff
In the video, set to the intro of “Down With The Sickness” by Disturbed, Newton makes a deep throw to Edelman and the receiver makes the catch before saying “It very well could be like that.”
Both Newton and the Patriots haven’t been shy about the potential for the former No. 1 overall pick and 2015 NFL MVP, who signed a one-year deal for only $550,000 guaranteed and up to $7.5 million in salary, bonuses, and incentives.
Newton has been posting photo and video content to his Instagram account for months. He recently proclaimed “I’m getting tired of being humble” in a workout video, and said in another that “It’s about respect” for him, as opposed to money. The Patriots officially introduced Newton with a series of social media posts and hype videos of their own.
Recent reports suggest that Newton was not promised the starting quarterback job for the Patriots in the 2020 season. His primary competition would be second-year QB Jarrett Stidham out of Auburn, who has also worked out with Edelman privately.
In a recent video discussion with Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Newton brought up the “elephant in the room” of potential replacing Tom Brady as Patriots quarterback. He said he’s already looked at the Patriots schedule, describing his reaction as “Who do we play? Oh, that team passed on me. OK. That team passed on me. They could have had me.”
Newton also recently worked out with Patriots veteran receiver Mohamed Sanu. Edelman is the latest example of Newton’s attempts to get acclimated with the Patriots offense as training camp approaches.