FOXBORO, Mass. (WWLP) – Cam Newton spoke to reporters for the first time as a New England Patriot Friday.
Newton signed a one year deal in June worth up to $7.5 million with incentives. He is expected to fill the role of future hall of fame quarterback Tom Brady this season.
In an online video conference Friday, Newton said it has been a “breath of fresh air” and “invigorating” to work with a new team after spending the first nine years of his career in North Carolina.
“I don’t wanna say disbelief at this particular moment in time, but man it’s a surreal moment. Guys, nobody really knows how excited I am just to be a part of this organization and many ways the want, just following up such a powerful dynasty that is enriched with so much prestige, lineage of success,” Newton said. “A lot of people would hide from the notion to do certain things but for me, man I think this opportunity I wake up each and every day pinching myself it’s so surreal.”
Head coach Bill Belichick also spoke Friday morning, and QB Jarrett Stidham spoke after Newton.
The Patriots open their season at Gillette Stadium on September 13 against the Miami Dolphins.