Quarterback Cam Newton bid farewell to the Carolina Panthers in a vlog posted to his YouTube channel Monday night, the day after he agreed to a one-year take care of the Patriots.
The five-minute video consists of footage of Newton understanding in Atlanta on March 17, the day the Panthers gave him permission to hunt a commerce after 9 seasons collectively. At the time, Newton was fast to publicly make clear that he didn’t ask for a commerce — a stance he additionally made clear within the vlog.
“Right now, I feel angry, I feel let down,” Newton mentioned. “But at the same time, I’m not bitter, you know what I mean? I know since the first day that I came into this league, that this day was going to come.”
In the video, Newton reiterated he didn’t need to half methods with the Panthers, however mentioned he finally requested for a commerce as a result of he realized the state of affairs at hand. Newton acknowledged the NFL is a enterprise and, although he didn’t but know his subsequent steps, he cited a line from the late rapper Nipsey Hussle: “The marathon continues.”
“I never once wanted to leave Carolina,” Newton mentioned. “Don’t let them make you believe anything else. It was their decision. I stuck with it, and I knew that, so I asked for a trade.”
The video transitioned to highlights from Newton’s NFL profession, together with when he was drafted No. 1 total in 2011 and when he gained the league’s MVP award in 2015. There was additionally footage from neighborhood occasions he organized within the Charlotte space.
Then, the video minimize to undated clips from Newton’s most up-to-date surgical procedure and restoration course of. The 31-year-old quarterback suffered a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot final season and underwent surgical procedure in December. With Kanye West’s “Blood On The Leaves” taking part in, the vlog confirmed Newton rehabbing within the weight room and pool, getting remedy, and throwing the soccer.
It closed with him addressing the digicam.
“Oh, what a feeling,” Newton mentioned. “I got so much on my mind right now, but I’m gonna keep this [expletive] brief: I’m at your neck.”