Michael Vick has an interesting take on Cam Newton and his leadership skills and now he shares his thoughts.
The NFL Pro Bowler made an appearance on FS1’s “First Take” on Monday. He had great words for Newton and his “confident and upbeat” attitude. We are well aware of the difficulties Newton faced in the past few months. His final season with the Carolina Panthers wasn’t that good. Newton battled injuries and the Panthers cut him.
New England has accepted the challenge
The Patriots have their struggles, too. The team lost some key players this offseason. eight players won’t join the team in the upcoming season as they have decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL season. What does Vick say about this?
“When you look at that video and you look at Cam smiling, that’s a smile of confidence,” he said. “That’s Cam knowing deep down, in his heart of hearts, that he can bring something to the table for the New England Patriots.
“Nobody’s expecting Cam to go out and win the Super Bowl this year — we know what happened [with players opting out this season]. Nevertheless, he still steps in front of the camera on Zoom [and says], ‘I’m going to be the best version of myself, I’m ecstatic to be in a New England Patriots uniform.’”
According to Vick, Newton is in a “vulnerable position” at the moment. Tom Brady is out of the organization. TB12 signed a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, leaving the Patriots with an empty quarterback spot.
The Atlanta Falcons selected Vick as the No.1 pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. He was a good choice for the team. The NFL suspended him in 2007 after Vick admitted his role in an illegal dogfighting ring. The player was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison. Vick signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009 and became a starter. The legend replaced veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb.
Michael Vick shares his admiration for Cam Newton
Vick is impressed with Newton’s attitude at the moment.
“Nobody gives Cam credit for stepping up in a major way and becoming a New England Patriot, a successor under Tom Brady, and putting himself in a position where he knows what is at stake,” he said. “He knows that this year is a lot of pressure and all eyes are going to be on him, and this is an opportunity for him to showcase his talent for 31 teams across the [NFL], and better yet, the New England Patriots.
“Cam is sitting in a very vulnerable position but I think it’s a position that he’s accepting. It’s great to see him smiling and confident that he’s going to make this right.”