Patriots: Cam Newton’s latest comments on Josh McDaniels could already rub team the wrong way

Patriots QB Cam Newton (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
Patriots QB Cam Newton (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /

Cam Newton unleashed some cocky comments and involved Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is exuding a moxie that we haven’t seen for quite some time, and to say that we missed this unabashed side of the 31-year-old superstar would be an understatement.

However, he might have taken things a little too far in his latest rant about his ambition to take the NFL by storm in 2020. During a roundtable discussion on YouTube with Odell Beckham Jr., Todd Gurley and Victor Cruz, the former MVP disclosed his excitement to work in a new offense.

In doing so, Newton noted that he provides Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels with the chance to expand his horizons as a play-caller.

“We have to talk about the elephant in the room,” Newton said of Tom Brady. “You know who you’re coming after? I’m like ‘Yeah, great.’ What he was, what he is, is great, needs no even talking about it. But one thing about it though: Coach McDaniels, you’re able to call some stuff that you ain’t ever been able to call now. You’re getting a dog. You’re getting one of these ticked off dogs, too. And I’m looking at the schedule and I’m like ‘Who we’re playing? That team passed on me! OK, that team passed on me. They could’ve came and got me.'”

Again, we love Newton’s confidence, but this kind of outspokenness isn’t typical for a Patriots player. Instead of considering himself the player that has to fill Brady’s gargantuan shoes, the three-time Pro Bowler sees himself as a “dog” that can do things on the gridiron the Patriots legend never could.

Is he wrong? Not necessarily, but we wouldn’t be surprised if McDaniels — and the franchise as a whole — took exception to these comments. Newton still has a quarterback battle to participate in and he’s already jumping to conclusions about changing the playbook?

We’re not even saying that Newton meant any harm by his words. It would just behoove him to watch what he saying at every turn, given he’s now in New England. We get that he’s out to make a statement, but the last place he wants to find himself is in Bill Belichick’s doghouse before the start of training camp.

Then again, Belichick did make the move to bring him on board, so this is what he signed up for.

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