New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton stated he’s excited to make his bow for the long-lasting NFL franchise, enjoying down any nerves forward of the showdown towards the Miami Dolphins.

Newton will debut for the Patriots on Sunday after signing a one-year deal following his Carolina Panthers launch in March.

Former NFL MVP Newton is filling the void left by Tom Brady in New England after the legendary quarterback’s transfer to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Newton has been hindered by accidents in recent times, with the 31-year-old restricted to simply two video games in 2019 following a Lisfranc fracture.

“Pleasure degree is on 1,000,” Newton, coming into his tenth NFL season, stated on Thursday. “I am excited, completely satisfied. Simply to get again into the rhythm of recreation week — the preparation, the little nuggets you could usually neglect.

“It’s important to keep in mind, I have been away from soccer, actually, for a full yr. I have never actually had this complete course of for a very long time now, so being round, taking notes, watching movie, discovering out about totally different gamers each day, locking in.

“[I’m] excited in regards to the recreation plan and extra enthusiastic about simply attempting to get in a routine with the novelty of the playcalling, the coaches and even the gamers.”

Requested if he nonetheless experiences nerves earlier than season openers, Newton joked: “I do not get butterflies. I give ’em.”

“I have been enjoying in numerous video games in my life, numerous opening days, to numerous impactful, significant video games, and at this specific level in my profession I understand how to manage myself,” he stated.

Newton added: “Proper now, I am in a contented place, I really feel motivated, I really feel numerous nice feelings which might be happening and never hindering me from turning into my finest self.

“But by means of all of it, I prefer it most that I am only a piece to a puzzle. I do not need to be the puzzle. I strive my finest day by day to show my price to this crew and perceive there are numerous guys right here who’re relying on one another, and I need to be an individual the crew and these coaches can belief and rely upon.

“Two or three months in the past, I used to be questioning numerous issues. Proper now, as I am wanting up at Gillette and the long-lasting brand for the Patriots like, ‘How can I lose?'”

Printed 11 Sep 2020, 05:58 IST



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