Patriots: Is Cam Newton about to blast Bill Belichick on Instagram?

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 29: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 29: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Cam Newton was a roster casualty of the New England Patriots just over a week ago, and he’s yet to find a job since rookie Mac Jones was named the starting quarterback. We also didn’t hear much from Cam at the time outside of a farewell Instagram post.

Head coach Bill Belichick has wished the veteran well, as have other players on the team, but is there more we need to know here? How did this all happen so fast?

How was Newton not even granted a second chance for a couple weeks to redeem himself after a horrible 2020 campaign?

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With a year in the Patriots’ system and a real offseason to work with this time around (he was signed late last year and the pandemic killed any valuable time he would’ve had to practice), there was a legitimate chance for the former MVP to experience a late career renaissance.

Instead, he was cut on roster deadline day with no explanation other than he “gave it his all” but the future at the Patriots’ QB position is Jones.

Now, Newton is here to let us know he has “a lot of things he needs to get off his chest.”

Cam Newton is gearing up to likely talk about his release from the Patriots.

Could we … finally get information from the source? Patriots fans have come to love Newton for his character and personality during his short tenure in New England, so … perhaps some will believe what he may have to say?

After all, there was one big unsubstantiated/refuted rumor regarding his departure, which had to do with his vaccination status. The “mishap” with regard to an administered COVID test forced Newton out of action for crucial joint practices against the New York Giants, and it was reported the Patriots were frustrated with the situation.

That may or may not have paved the way for Jones to be named the starter. But we could soon find out Friday when Newton is ostensibly ready to tell his side of the story. Remember, many were unsure the Patriots would even draft a quarterback after they had re-signed Newton, let alone take the fifth one off the board and then name him the starter by the end of August.

There’s surely a healthy chunk of information we’re not aware of. Hopefully Newton can clarify that for the fans now that he’s out of the propaganda machine that is the Patriots organization.