Hours after being released by the Patriots, Cam Newton wrote a positive response on his Instagram.
“I really appreciate all the love and support during this time, but I have to say… please don’t feel sorry for me,” Newton posted via a story in his social media branding font, before adding “#ImGood”.
The official news of Newton’s exit comes just days after he posted a photo montage that included the phrase “QB1” with an arrow pointing to the number on his jersey.
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Newton missed five days last week, claiming he misunderstood the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols and allowed rookie quarterback Mac Jones to step into the limelight. During the Patriots’ joint practice with the Giants on Wednesday, Jones showed his confidence on the court.
In the first of two practices away from Gillette Stadium, Jones made 12 of 14 assists in 7v7 (85.7%) and 22 of 26 as a full team 11v11 (84%) while only giving up four competitive representatives. on the third string Brian Hoyer.
After making just two of five passes for 10 yards and throwing an interception in the Patriots ’22-20 win over the Giants, Newton’s performance couldn’t compare to Jones’. According to Pro Football Focus, Jones scored 92.2 in three preseason games, while Newton was just 79.6.
Now a free agent, Newton’s future in the league is uncertain. The Cowboys expressed some interest after his release, according to NFL reporter Josina Anderson. There may be interest among teams like Washington, Texans and Broncos, but the former MVP may struggle to secure a starting QB position.
My understanding is the Dallas #Cowboys will do their due diligence by reviewing the new availability of QB Cameron Newton, the sources say.
I will be looking at all of this in all areas with additional talent coming to the market, including today.
– IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 31, 2021