Cam Newton Announces Auburn Pro Day Plans

Cam Newton's self-assurance is something that has never been in short supply.

Despite playing for both the Panthers and Patriots, the quarterback spent 2022 as a free agent and was subsequently unable to find a new team. 

You wouldn't know it from Newton's Monday night announcement, but the 33-year-old QB will be throwing at Auburn's Pro Day on Tuesday.

Via his Twitter post, Newton made it abundantly obvious that he maintains confidence in his ability to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.

"Explain to me how these unqualified people keep getting hired." In the clip, Newton makes the following statement. "Stop stressing over it. 

Let me demonstrate. I'm excited to show it to you." At 45 seconds into the film, after showing highlights of Newton throwing to receivers, he made a conclusive statement:


There aren't "thirty-two" people more qualified than me, the speaker said.

Newton has never been bashful about promoting himself, as his legions of fans in Carolina and New England will attest. Being a competitor, Newton also has a lot to advertise.

He won the Heisman Trophy while playing for Auburn, was named to three Pro Bowls, was named NFL MVP in 2015, and holds the record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a career (75).

In 2020, he started all 15 games he played in for the Patriots and scored 12 rushing touchdowns.

But, Newton also had a bad throwing season, completing just 65.7 percent of his throws for 2,657 yards, with eight passing touchdowns to 10 interceptions.

 If he wants to get on an NFL team, he needs to show Tuesday that he is still at least somewhat the Cam Newton he was before 2019. He hasn't passed for over 3,000 yards since 2018.