Cam Newton was all flash, no substance at his first in-person press conference at Bank of America Stadium since returning to the Panthers.
He wore a Clark Kent press card in his tailored hat and a t-shirt with the words “We Back!” And he left with a moonwalk.
What he hasn’t done is confirm that he will make his first start for Carolina since September 12, 2019. He also hasn’t discussed his relationship with former Panthers coach Ron. Rivera.
Coach Matt Rhule said Wednesday he was “trending” towards Newton starting this week.
“I do not know“Newton said, via ESPN’s David Newton.” Do you know? Exactly. What meaning does it have? Am I telling you sitting in front of millions and millions of people? I look forward to the opportunity, big or small.
Newton, who scored two touchdowns in nine games against Arizona upon his return to the team, arrived in Carolina as Rivera’s No.1 pick in 2011. The two spent nine years together before Rivera was released. fired and that Newton was later cut off.
Rivera went to Washington and Newton spent a season in New England.
“Dude, it’s not about us,” Newton said. “It’s not about him. It’s not about me. He knows how I feel about him and he knows what Sunday is going to be.