3 things we expect Cam Newton to say at first Patriots presser

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‘I’m fully healthy’

Cam Newton certainly looks the part in terms of his health during workout videos. But until he turns out on an NFL field. There are always going to be those who question whether he will be able to get back to the player of old.

It was a real shame for Newton that his final 18 months with the Carolina Panthers were blighted by serious foot and shoulder problems. He was playing at a high level in 2018 when the first troubles reared their head. And he was never able to get back on the field for a consistent period.

This played a leading role in the Panthers eventually deciding to go in a different direction. But Newton has passed two physicals in Carolina and with the New England Patriots. So his outlook is promising.

It is easy saying everything is well from an injury perspective. But proving it in a competitive setting is another matter entirely.

Looking good in the weight room and during practice is easy. And this is something Newton has made a point of making public at almost every opportunity in recent months.

His style of play is something that has seen Newton take an incredible amount of punishment over the years. Having such a long time on the sidelines will have allowed his body to recuperate. And no matter how much the signal-caller tells us he is fully healthy, we won’t know for sure until he spends time under center.