Auburn football: Cam Newton says, “I’m not done, bro”

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If you thought former Auburn football quarterback, 2010 Heisman winner, and 2010 National Champion Cam Newton was done with football…you got another thing coming.

The Tigers legend spoke to I AM ATHLETE host and former NFL receiver Brandon Marshall about his disappointing 2020 season with the New England Patriots, and what’s next.

Regarding 2020, the message was simple: “I can’t go out like that“.

Newton led the New England Patriots to their first losing season since the turn of the century two decades ago. It was the first time they hadn’t made the postseason since the 2008 season…the only other season Tom Brady didn’t line up under center for the Patriots.

Citing COVID-19-related absences, Newton believes the pandemic ultimately affected his production in a season that saw fanless stadiums and near-constant game cancellations.

That said, there is no desire to end what has been a predominantly successful career after this past dud of a campaign.

When Marshall and Chad Johnson–famously known to most fans as Chad Ochocinco from his days with the Cincinnati Bengals–raised the possibility of retiring, Newton gave a very direct and concise message to the hosts (transcript via

"“I’m not done, bro…“It’s just a matter of time.”"

There should be opportunities for Newton to revive his once MVP-caliber career. The former MVP believes that there will be an opening on one of the NFL’s 32 franchises for someone of his pedigree and abilities:

"“I just wanted to finish healthy. Now, it’s like if I’m able to learn a system. Like, come on, bro, I can’t go out like that. My pride won’t even allow me to do that. And you can talk about this, you can talk about that, you can talk about whatever, but listen, bro, there’s not 32 guys better than me. Put it like that. And, bro, I’m not 32.”"

The former Auburn football stud has been linked to the Washington Football Team and San Francisco 49ers, and Fly War Eagle will keep you posted on Newton’s free agency.

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