Vaccinated Cam Newton is Ready to Return to The NFL

After getting his shot, Cam Newton wants another shot at the NFL.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel on Sunday night, Cam Newton revealed he is vaccinated and ready to return to the NFL.

It's been nearly 7 weeks since the Patriots released the 32 year old before week 1, giving the starting QB position to rookie Mac Jones.  

Newton missed 3 practices due to what the Patriots referred to as a Covid-19 protocol misunderstanding. However, coach Belichick said Newton's vaccination status did not influence the decision to let him go. 

In his YouTube video, Newton and his father receive their vaccine together. In the latter half of the video Newton discusses why he still wants to play in the NFL. He also mentions his release from the Patriots. 

"Hell yeah I still want to play football. I still get the urge to go out there and perform and do something that I've been doing since I was 7 years old." 

Newton also mentioned he has received offers from NFL teams. 

"Long story short, I'm just waiting for the right opportunity. You're probably asking yourself, 'don't nobody want Cam.' That's a lie. I've been getting offers. The realization of it is it has to be right." 

Newton's new vaccination status allows him to sign with any NFL team as a free agent without having to isolate. 

Newton has expressed interest in heading back to New England to back up Mac Jones, however the Texans and Panthers might be interested, with Tyrod Taylor's lingering injury and Sam Darnold's poor play. 

Newton started 15 games for the Patriots last year. He missed a week 4 game against the Chiefs after testing positive for Covid-19. 

Cam went 7-8 in his starts, completed 65.8% of his passes for 2,657 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions, while rushing for 592 yards and 12 scores. 

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