Veteran quarterback Cam Newton won’t announce his retirement in 2021. Simple as that. The 2015 NFL MVP went on the “I AM AN ATHLETE” podcast to discuss several topics. He joined Brandon Marshall, Chad Ochocinco and Fred Taylor to discuss the challenges he saw in the middle of the pandemic. Newton’s experience with the New England Patriots was filled with challenges.
When asked about his retirement, Newton provided a simple response. He is too proud to call it career when he knows he can still start games in the league.
“Hell no! I can’t go out like that. I hear all of that talk. My pride won’t allow me to do it. There aren’t 32 guys better than me,” Newton said, via Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald.
Newton will enter free agency this spring. NFL teams have been watching his 2020 campaign with the Patriots. Will he find a home somewhere else?
There are several great things about Newton at the moment. He stayed healthy and missed just one game after testing positive for coronavirus. He suited up for 15 games and completed close to 66 percent of his pass attempts. The quarterback rushed for 592 yards on 4.3 yards per carry.
Cam Newton doesn’t even mention his retirement
Newton ranks fifth in bad throw percentage. This may be the best sign for a player who struggled with the deep ball and sustained shoulder injuries.
Several NFL teams need a quarterback at the moment. Newton is a talented player with great experience. He led the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl. Maybe Newton will end up joining Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team.
One thing stands for sure. Newton doesn’t even think of retiring. He has so much to offer. He is a talented quarterback, and he knows it really well.
Head coach Bill Belichick likes Newton. He was impressed with the quarterback’s talent in 2020. Newton lacked weapons but he had all the great moves on the football field.