Cam Newton sat down with Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson and Fred Taylor for the I Am Athlete podcast where the quarterback opened up on the 2020 season with the Patriots.
Newton was extremely open and honest making for a very entertaining listen.
Towards the end of the Patriots discussion, Newton was asked if he would go back to New England, as after all he's a free agent.
“Yes, hell yes," he said. "Everything. I am getting tired of changing. I am at a point in my career where I know way more than I did last year. … [You give me] a system with me, like they know me. Doughboy [N'Keal Harry] knows me. Jakobi [Meyers] knows me. Bud [Damiere Byrd] knows me. The young tight ends knows me. The younger guys that come in, this is how Cam reacts. We’re still trying to flush out the 20 years of how it used to be and I am going in and I am saying, ‘Well, that’s not me.’”
So, is there a chance?
"There’s always a chance for everything," Newton said.
Are the two sides talking?
"I can’t say that," Newton said.
It remains to be seen what exactly the Patriots will do at the position, but the team has not closed the door on Newton returning. Things will pick up next month when free agency officially begins.
Here's the full podcast in video form.