Cam Newton’s Blunt Answer On His Future With Patriots

Cam Newton’s Blunt Answer On His Future With Patriots

Cam Newton is in the midst of a rough first year with the New England Patriots. Although everyone acknowledged that the organization would likely take a step back following the departure of Tom Brady, 4-6 through 10 games and third place in the AFC East is a tough pill to swallow.

On Monday, Newton appeared on The Greg Hill Show and addressed head on whether he expected to return to New England next year.

“Man, I have interest in winning the Arizona Cardinals game (this Sunday),” he replied. “How about that. I mean, there’s so many things that I don’t even want to harp or dwell or even think. I think my, as the Bible says, my cupeth runeth overeth with just trying to focus on the near future rather than the far future.”

This past Sunday the Patriots fell to the Houston Texans 27-20. It was an extremely winnable game that they somehow seemed to choke away – a common occurrence this year.

Newton finished with 365 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions on 26 of 40 passing. It marked just the third time in nine tries that the former league MVP finished with more than 200 passing yards in a game.

Newton was also pressed on whether he is feeling confident in the Patriots’ offense yet.

“I would say so,” he replied.

“I think every day for me is another opportunity for me to get better. Do I know everything in this offense? No, I do not. But I’m striving to do that,” he continued.

“Whether it’s from watching film to taking notes to asking the proper questions, that’s my job to do, and I feel as if I’m more in control than I have been. I can say that.”

For now, Newton is just focused on doing well in next week’s showdown against the Cardinals.

“Man, listen,” he said.

“The opponent changed. The way of winning does not change. Protecting the football, trying to be as physical as possible on the offensive side, controlling the line of scrimmage, having a turnover-free game and just consistently playing a sequence of great football from offense, defense and special teams.

“I think we did that some (against the Texans), but it didn’t show up enough. We’ve just got to find way to will ourselves and will ways to win the football game.”

Barring a miracle, the Patriots will almost certainly not make the postseason. It is a stunning fall from grace for an organization that has made the playoffs in each of the past 11 years and 16 of the last 17.

What will that ultimately mean for Newton’s future with the franchise? Time will tell.

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