The Cam Newton, Bill Belichick relationship was a weird one. New England was clearly in rebuild mode and finished the 2020 season 7-9. It’s already been reported that Newton is unlikely to return to the Patriots. Not because of character but more so performance.
If this is the end of Cam in New England, it sounds like he won’t have any hard feelings. Cam acknowledged he enjoyed his time with Belichick. So much so that he would be happy to grab a drink with him at a bar.
“How cool he was,” he said Monday on The Greg Hill Show. “I really thought it was like, ‘Oh my goodness, he’s going to be that sour principal that you never want to see in the hallways.’ He’s so cool, man. He’s a guy who, you know, for what it’s worth he seems like that guy you just want to have a drink with. Just sit down and like, ‘Hey man, can I kick it?’ You know what I am saying, ‘Let’s chat.’ I bet he would be so dope at a bar. I mean, he’s got stories out the wazoo. I have never seen him on those instances, just FYI.
“Every time we talk, every time we just have an encounter it’s much appreciated because you know how much football is just flowing in his head. But yet, he has a great way to motivate guys, to understand that this game is not necessarily about the hype or how the media may heighten this whole situation rather than it’s about us and our fundamentals. He does a great job reminding us that constantly.”
Cam will probably have a big decision to make this offseason. Will he accept a backup job or will he walk away from the game? After a season where he posted a 8-10 TD to INT ratio, Newton no longer is walking into a guaranteed starting job.