Video: Cam Newton Discusses Taking Over For Tom Brady As The Elephant In The Room

Regardless of who took over after Tom Brady left the Patriots was always going to be an incredible task. After two decades of completely dominating the NFL, Patriots fans have been so accustomed to winning that they are not going to easily accept a rebuilding year lightly. It seemed to be headed in that direction until the Patriots shocked the world and brought in former NFL MVP Cam Newton. While Newton is not guaranteed the starting job just yet, it makes perfect sense to not throw 2nd year quarterback Jarrett Stidham to the wolves, especially if they like him as much as they say. Another year of seasoning under Newton certainly will only help his growth. Bringing in Newton on a prove deal to replace Tom Brady is the perfect move.

Cam Newton shared his feelings about it and said replacing Tom Brady is “the elephant in the room.”

“You know who (you’re) coming after? I’m like, yeah, great. What he was, what he is, is great, needs no even talking about it,” Newton said. “But one thing about it though: Coach (Josh) McDaniels, you’re able to call some stuff that you ain’t ever been able to call now.

“You’re getting a dog. You’re getting one of these ticked off dogs, too. And I’m looking at the schedule and I’m like, ‘Who we’re playing? That team passed on me. OK, that team passed on me. They could’ve came and got me. They holla’d at me.'”

It was never going to be easy for anyone, but if Cam can get a few quick wins under his belt, Patriots fans will rally around him.