Cam Newton’s future in the NFL remains unknown as the former NFL MVP hasn’t decided if he wants to return in what would most likely be a backup role for whoever he signed with.

Why is Newton in this situation? Well, according to him, it’s his own fault that he doesn’t have a job right now.

First of all, Newton admits that when he was with the Patriots in 2020, he didn’t know the New England playbook, which is one reason he was not asked back to play for the Patriots.

Next, he says coming back to play for the Carolina Panthers was also a huge mistake on his part.

“Carolina, I put myself in another f*cked up situation,” Newton said on The Pivot Podcast (via Joe Person of “I was signed on Thursday, I played on Sunday. At what point did you think you was gonna be successful? That next week, I started. That’s still up under 10 days of you being on the team, and you’re still trying to learn an offense. . . . So before I sit up here and allow the narrative to be made that Cam ain’t got it no more, Cam is taking full responsibility and saying that Cam put himself in a f*cked up situation.”

Channing Cowder called out Newton by saying that the quarterback didn’t have it anymore, which he took offense to, saying not only does he still have it, but he still considers himself among the best in the league.

“There’s not 32 guys better than me,” he said. “On my soul. On my soul. On my soul.”

Unfortunately for Newton, according to the NFL, right now there are.


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