Cam newton Is on track for free agency in the spring. This time, the Patriots quarterback tells Greg Hill of WEE that he does not want to wait until the summer to sign a deal.
“It’s definitely going to go, Newton said (Twitter) contact Via Mike Rees of ESPN.com). “I’m not going to wait until the latter part of another season when I have an opportunity to do something or sign with someone. “
Although no decision has been made, the Patriots are not expected to re-sign Newton. Newton threw for just five touchdowns against ten interceptions, resulting in an NFL-low 78.9 quarterback rating. The Patriots expected more from the former MVP, and they missed the playoffs for the first time in a long time.
Newton can still appeal to other teams, given his ability and lack of talent at the QB position. In addition, he has shown that he can still be effective with his feet, rushing 126 times for 513 yards (4.1 YPC average) and 12 TDs. He also remained healthy – no small feats, gave the history of his ex-patriots.
No matter where he lands, the 31-year-old has every intention of starting.
“If you are asking me, do I want to be a backup? no at all; “Newton said. “When I look at other teams, and I am watching other players play, there are people who have been getting away with killing for years because of playing on the subpar. Do I have the right to say that I was with this year? No but i’m going to be honest and say this because that’s what i do. “
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