Cam Newton is motivated like never before to prove everyone wrong, and the revenge tour is starting right now.
We don’t know where Cam Newton will play football in 2020, but whoever signs him is getting a version of the MVP we haven’t seen before.
It’s a cold hard fact that Newton is an upper-echelon quarterback in the NFL, but he’s seemingly never received the proper amount of praise for it. Despite being an MVP, leading his team to a Super Bowl, and being one of the most dynamic players at his position for over a decade at both the college and pro levels,
Newton’s message is both literal and lyrical. While walking the world through a workout routine that clearly shows he’s in peak physical condition, Newton utters a sentence that is sure to fire up whatever fan base gets to root for him next year.
“They gave up on me,” Newton says, referring to the Carolina Panthers cutting him this offseason despite being the face of the franchise.
Newton’s release should have been unfathomable, along with the idea that the reason for it was that he was being replaced by Teddy Bridgewater. Without disrespecting Bridgewater too much, who is experiencing his own redemption arc, but he’s not on Cam’s level.
The very idea that a guy who threw for 35 touchdowns while taking his 15-1 team to the Super Bowl with Ted Ginn and Corey Brown as his two starting receivers needs a “redemption arc” or a revenge tour is profoundly stupid.
Newton’s future is uncertain, but there’s no doubt that his past is going to motivate him to take his game to a level we haven’t seen yet in 2020. The fact that he was already operating in the stratosphere of his profession should excite whoever signs him and terrify the teams that don’t.