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Patriots’ Cam Newton says changing Tom Brady is ‘the elephant in the room’

Patriots' Cam Newton says replacing Tom Brady is 'the elephant in the room'

Quarterback Cam Newton has shared how inspired he is to verify doubters erroneous by way of social media posts, but just one subject matter he has not addressed prior to this week is the exclusive spot of quite possibly replacing 6-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady with the New England Patriots.

Newton referred to it as “the elephant in the place.”

“You know who [you’re] coming following? I’m like, yeah, terrific. What he was, what he is, is terrific, wants no even talking about it,” Newton explained. “But 1 detail about it while: Mentor [Josh] McDaniels, you happen to be in a position to simply call some things that you ain’t ever been equipped to simply call now.

“You are obtaining a pet. You are finding one particular of these ticked-off dogs, far too. And I am wanting at the agenda and I am like ‘Who we are playing? That workforce handed on me! Ok, that workforce handed on me. They could’ve came and bought me.'”

Newton, who has not held an introductory information convention considering that the Patriots officially introduced his signing on July 8, made the remarks as portion of a roundtable dialogue on YouTube with receiver Odell Beckham Jr., jogging back again Todd Gurley and former NFL receiver Victor Cruz.

The dialogue protected a assortment of topics, such as playing by way of the coronavirus pandemic, the Black Lives Matter motion, among the other factors. The players casually sat close to a table in Los Angeles, with Newton puffing on a cigar at instances.

Newton shared the tale of his agent calling him for the duration of a workout to explain to him the Patriots had fascination in signing him. His very first reaction: “I reported, ‘Hold on, how’s me and Belichick heading to mesh?’ Simply because it is like notion.”

Beckham shared his appreciation for Newton actively playing by way of injuries about his career, adding that he did not believe in that perception with Belichick.

“Observing you, and now to truly feel that vindication and to be going to Belichick, there is no ‘How is it heading to get the job done?’ For me, all he desires to do is place you in a put to be successful. I am satisfied to see it,” he instructed Newton.

Newton joins 2019 fourth-round select Jarrett Stidham and 11-yr veteran Brian Hoyer atop the Patriots’ quarterback depth chart. Belichick has not named a starter at this time.

Newton’s modest a person-calendar year contract contains a foundation wage of $1.05 million, with only $550,000 confirmed. He can gain up to $7.5 million via per-activity roster bonuses and incentives.

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