Cam Newton is no longer a member of the New England Patriots’ offense, but the former NFL MVP has no intention of retiring.
Newton published a brief Instagram clip previewing an upcoming video in which he wants to tell a larger story in his first public comments since being released by the Patriots.
“On this week’s ‘Funky Friday,’ I have a lot of things that I need to get off my chest,” Newton said. “This is not a retirement speech, and I have a lot of football still in me.”
Newton skipped training camp due to a mistake about COVID-19 regulations, which prompted him to isolate for five days due to his lack of vaccination. Coach Bill Belichick stated following Newton’s discharge that the quarterback’s vaccination status had no bearing on the decision.
At this time, there are no obvious prospective landing sites for Newton in 2021. Both Washington and Dallas have stated that they have no plans to add the veteran since his release. If the 2015 NFL MVP wants to play this season, he may have to wait for an injury to a quarterback to create an opening.