Three-time Pro Bowl quarterback Cam Newton says he is "tired of being humble" as he is motivated to prove the doubters wrong next season and show the whole league that he is one of the best at his position. Newton, who missed the last two games of the 2018 season due to a shoulder injury, played only the opening two games of the last season before he went down with a foot injury.
Newton, who was selected by the Carolina Panthers at No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL draft, didn't throw for a single touchdown in those two games played -- the Panthers lost both games and soon the rumors started to swirl that his long-time team could part ways with him in the offseason.
Earlier this offseason, the Panthers announced they mutually agreed to part ways with Newton but the quarterback wasn't too thriller after reading the statement as he noted that the split from the team wasn't something he wanted.
It took time for 2015 NFL MVP quarterback to find a new home but he finally found one when the New England Patriots signed him to a one-year deal in late-June, in a deal which is worth roughly over $1 million. "I’m getting tired of all this humble s–t,” Newton said in an Instagram video, as revealed on Profootballtalk.
“Because, when you’re humble, they start taking advantage of you. When you don’t say nothing, they start taking advantage of you. The hyenas can be doing all of this, the elephants can be doing all of this, the giraffes, the antelopes, the chimpanzees, even the gorilla.
But there’s one m———–g animal in the jungle and when he roars, everything stops. And I’m about to m———–g roar”.
Newton wants his respect back
Newton, who led the Panthers to the Super Bowl in 2015, didn't perform well in his lone two games played at season and many started to wonder if the best years were behind the 31-year-old.
Newton, who was aiming to sign with a team where he would be a starter, didn't receive as much interest this offseason as he hoped he would. "It's not a lot of things money cannot buy, but amongst the top of that list of things, you would find respect as one of those!" Newton said in an Instagram post last week. "This is not about money for me, it's about respect."