4 major takeaways from Cam Newton’s appearance on The Pivot

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What were the major takeaways from former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s appearance on The Pivot this week?

Cam Newton has been relatively silent this offseason after his second stint with the Carolina Panthers came to an end. The door has not been closed entirely on the former NFL MVP returning in 2022, but it’s growing increasingly unlikely with every passing day and especially as we are now just a few short weeks away from training camp.

Newton deserves credit for coming back and trying to help the Panthers last time around. He completely lifted the fanbase and franchise overall, even if wins didn’t come readily and time on the field was cut short once struggling starter Sam Darnold was healthy enough to participate.

Speculation remains about what Newton’s next move might be. There was a recent rumor linking the Auburn product with a move to the Seattle Seahawks, but it does appear that starting opportunities are almost non-existent for the signal-caller unless injury strikes elsewhere.

The iconic figure joined former pros such as Ryan Clark, Channing Crowder, and Fred Taylor on The Pivot podcast on Tuesday. Here are four major takeaways from what Newton had to say.

Major Takeaway No. 1

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Cam Newton feels he is being overlooked

One thing that really came across was Cam Newton didn’t appear all that pleased that players of inferior talent were getting workouts and opportunities when he was still sitting at home. After all, this is a player that could end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day.

"“If you think I shouldn’t have the chance to be on a team right now, you a damn fool.”"

Newton does have a point. But teams don’t look at him in the same way they do a Blake Bortles, Andy Dalton, or Teddy Bridgewater when it’s all said and done.

And nor should they, in all honesty.