On Monday, Cam Newton posted a message to Patriot Nation on Instagram.
Within it, the quarterback said he wanted to be part of the solution with the Patriots.
“The answer(s) is (are) in the locker room, and one thing I do know about this bunch is that this locker room is filled with guys who want to be a part of the solution, including me!!" he wrote.
When Newton spoke Thursday, he was asked what he meant by being "part of the solution."
“I think the biggest thing is I’m just trying to maximize on the things that I know I have to prove,” Newton said. “And that’s starting with Monday. That’s simple. I play this game for one reason, and that’s just to win. And we have an opportunity to win on Monday. Let’s just see how that goes.”
Those appear to be somewhat conflicting messages, as in the Instagram post it seems like the quarterback was lobbying to return in 2021, while Thursday he seemed to dodge the question.
Newton will be a free agent this offseason.