Cam Newton Planning Announcement Friday, Isn’t Retiring

Cam Newton is apparently planning some sort of big announcement later this week, but don’t expect him to hang up his cleats. In a video posted to Instagram, the free agent quarterback made a cryptic tease.

Newton said he’d have a video posting this Friday, in which “I have a lot of things that I need to get off my chest.” He specifically made a point to note that he isn’t walking away from the game. “This is not a retirement speech, and I have a lot of football still in me,” he says in the brief video.

Presumably, Newton is planning to reveal some details about what led to his sudden and surprising release from the Patriots last week. New England elected to make rookie Mac Jones their starter, showing Newton to the exit. There was speculation that Newton’s vaccination status may have had something to do with his release, so perhaps he’s looking to clear the air on that.

Since he sounds pretty firm on his intention to play in the NFL again, don’t expect him to say anything too explosive that will burn bridges. Since his release we haven’t heard of much known interest, only that neither the Cowboys nor Washington are likely to pursue the former MVP.

No matter what, his Friday reveal should be entertaining if nothing else…

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