It's pretty clear, the Patriots are getting a very motivated Cam Newton.
Newton was part of a roundtable discussion on YouTube with Odell Beckham Jr., Todd Gurley and Victor Cruz to discuss the cornonavirus impact, Black Lives Matter movement and other current events, and of course, the quarterback signing with the Patriots came up (around 38 minute mark).
The 31-year-old referred to potentially replacing Tom Brady as "the elephant in the room."
"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," Newton said. "But one thing about it though: Coach (Josh) 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. They holla'd at me.'"
Newton was released by the Panthers in March and wasn't officially signed by the Patriots until last Wednesday, which gave all teams plenty of opportunity to take a look at the 2015 NFL MVP.
The QB will be competing with second-year player Jarrett Stidham for the starting job once training camp begins later in the month.