dangolka (CBS) — Cam Newton was named a Patriots workforce captain on Thursday, an honor that isn’t misplaced on the quarterback in his first season in New England.
Newton expressed his gratitude for his new Patriots teammates voting him a workforce captain,, as he spoke in regards to the honor throughout a video convention name with reporters on Friday.
“Phrases can’t even clarify my emotions after I heard. I might sort of sense as if it was anticipated, however not for me although,” stated Newton. “Ever since I first spoke to any personnel with the workforce, I wished to verify they understood my drive and perceive that I’m not taking this chance with no consideration. Whether or not it’s displaying up as early as I present up or leaving as late as I go away, I do know folks know that my coronary heart is in the best place. In relation to this workforce, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do moreover put their greatest curiosity at coronary heart.
“To be named a captain was rewarding to listen to, however now the true works begins for me, figuring out I’ve to show it each day,” he added. “That I’ve folks which can be trying towards me and others in that management council to direct the workforce in the best means.”
This isn’t the primary time Newton has been a workforce captain, with a prolonged historical past of incomes the title by highschool, school and through his 9 seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He stated that he’s prepared so as to add his personal “sizzle” to the position in his first season with the Patriots.
Newton additionally confirmed that he has been named New England’s beginning quarterback, one thing Invoice Belichick was hesitant to do — no less than publicly — earlier Friday. Very similar to being named a captain, incomes the beginning QB job for the Patriots left Newton speechless.
“One other emotion that’s exhausting to elucidate in phrases,” he stated. “I’ve had it deliberate since I’ve been right here to be the perfect participant I can attainable be and be coachable, figuring out I’d be coached by the video games most interesting in Josh McDaniels, [quarterbacks coach] Jedd [Fisch] and coach Belichick. They haven’t let me down but and I attempt to be of service any means I might be. Something they ask, it’s my job to do it.”
The 31-year-old stated that so long as he has legs, he’ll really feel assured that he can run with the ball. Combine that along with his sturdy arm and Newton offers the Patriots a dynamic quarterback to interchange the best to ever play the sport. As for what the New England offense will seem like with Newton below middle, he stated you’ll simply have to attend till subsequent Sunday to seek out out.
“I believe probably the most thrilling factor is that no person is aware of. And also you’re nonetheless not gonna know. It’s important to tune in and see,” he stated with a hearty chuckle. “Everybody has the identical questions – what are they going to do? Will they do that, will they do this? I’m not going to let you know. It’s nearly sport week. I can’t let all of the methods out of the hat.”
We’ll see what these methods are — to not point out which sport day hat Newton goes with for his Patriots debut — come Sunday, Sept. 13 when the Patriots host the Miami Dolphins of their season opener.
You possibly can watch the Patriots kick off their 2020 season subsequent Sunday on WBZ-TV — the house of the New England Patriots! Protection begins Friday night time at 7 p.m. with Patriots All Entry and kicks off Sunday at 11:30 a.m. with Patriots GameDay. The Patriots and the Dolphins sq. off at 1 p.m., and keep on with WBZ-TV after the sport for Cam Newton’s first postgame press convention on Patriots fifth Quarter!