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Patriots’ Cam Newton Says ‘I still have a lot of football left’



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After another disappointing loss and poor performance, New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton hasn’t lived up to expectations this season and may be done for the year if the Patriots want to take a look at quarterback Jarrett Stidham.

Newton, 31, inked a one-year deal with the Patriots during the offseason after legendary quarterback Tom Brady parted ways with the organization.

“I’m going to leave it up to the people who I’ve been leaving it up to since day one. I’m not going to feed into that,” Newton said, during his weekly appearance on WEEI radio (h/t ESPN’s Mike Reiss). “I’m still on a job interview, to be honest with you.”

Despite a poor season, Newton wanted to prove he could make it through a season healthy, and has not considered retirement.

“I still have a lot of football left. I still want to play football. I have the urge to be better,” Newton said. “After putting out this film? Hey, c’mon now. I can’t go out like this. I definitely can’t go out like this.”

Newton has collected 2,381 yards, with five touchdowns and 10 interceptions, adding 489 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns along the way.

“You have to be your best self when your best self is needed. That’s a famous quote from John Wooden that [quarterbacks] coach Jedd [Fisch] has kind of implemented to remind us. That’s the thing that I didn’t do enough this year,” Newton said.

The Patriots, who were officially eliminated from playoff contention following Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins, play the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets to close out the 2020 season.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.