The New England Patriots lost Tom Brady in free agency. They tried their chances with a former MVP and it didn’t work. Head coach Bill Belichick selected a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft and Mac Jones seems to be the Patriots’ quarterback of the future. Cam Newton earned an army of supporters among all Patriots fans. However, he wasn’t a good fit for the team and the Patriots cut him.
The 2015 NFL MVP appeared on The Pivot Podcast and talked about his experience with the Patriots.
Belichick forced him to take the leading job in New England right away. Newton inked his deal in June. It was quite a challenge for the Patriots and Newton had serious struggles. Yes, Newton may have all the talent in this world but he couldn’t cope with the Patriots offense. His numbers say it all.
“The New England experience was a f*****-up situation,” Newton said. “I was still learning the offense seven to eight weeks into the season. There was countless hours with so many different people trying to teach me certain things. It was brain overload.
“It was times I was going to the line and I’m still thinking. I’m thinking about the enunciation of the play. I’m thinking about forgetting my motions.
“Did I know it? Yes. To the degree that I needed to know it to show the world that I’m still Cam Newton? No. But I put myself in that situation.”
Cam Newton parted ways with Patriots fans
Belichick brought Newton back and made him compete with Jones in training camp. Jones got the job and led the team to a seven-game winning streak.
Newton had to leave the team.
“I signed on Thursday and I played on Sunday,” Newton said. “So before I sit up here and allow the narrative to be made that Cam ain’t got it no more, Cam is taking full responsibility and saying Cam put himself in a f*****-up situation.”
Newton won’t have trouble finding a home in the NFL because he is incredible talented. He won’t be a Patriot though.