Cam Newton is a former MVP, who is still only 31 years old.
Yet no one wanted him when he became a free agent. One team who was more than glad to take a shot at Cam was the Patriots, who paid very little for the former Heisman winner.
So is it really that strange he hasn’t moved his family with him yet?
The 2015 NFL MVP was on WEEI’s The Greg Hill Show and spoke about how he hasn’t moved his family with him after signing only a one-year deal with the Patriots. He said his family gives him the motivation to get the job done every day.
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“I am a person who takes everything to heart, I mean anything,” Newton said. “The whole decision, and not to keep beating a dead horse, this is a business trip for me. The fact that I don’t have none of my children here in Boston with me and the fact that I haven’t been able to see them on a regularity, that’s angry in itself for me. I wake up every morning missing the hell out of my children, and knowing that if I don’t do what I am supposed to do, then this could be good riddance for me. That is as serious as I am making it and that’s as serious it is.”
“It’s always about taking care of business,” he said. “My focus is so near-sighted that I am trying to make things work, and if I am looking for long-term results with not too many things to have leverage on, then that’s not good. For me, I just look at the opportunity that I have been given, and it is a great opportunity, I’ll tell you that, and I think people already know that. It’s up to me about how I finish what I started. It’s not necessarily about the things that people want to make it about, it’s about going out and every week and first off winning, and then everything else falls in place.”
Newton said sooner or later he likely will have his kids up to Boston, but with his situation and the pandemic, it just hasn’t made sense.
Now that Cam has a few games under his belt, and he appears to be fully healthy and back to his old self, maybe now he’s starting to think about a potential future with the Patriots.