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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 12: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers warms up before their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Bank of America Stadium on September 12, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com

Just because Cam Newton is so fired up about moving on from the Carolina Panthers, it doesn’t mean he’s not aware his new teams just ‘moved on’ as well.

During a roundtable discussion on Odell Beckham Jr’s YouTube channel, Newton brought up what he described as ‘the Elephant In the Room.

“What [Tom Brady] was, what he is? Is great. It needs no talking about,” was Newton’s answer of his own hypothetical question, “Do you know who you’re coming after?”

That’s when Newton got into what he sees as the possibility of a new era for the Patriots.

“Now Coach McDaniels,” Newton continued, “you’re going to be able to call some stuff you’ve never been able to call.”

Is this speculation from Newton, or perhaps some inside information? After all, it’s been rumored over the last few years, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels wanted to bring in a more mobile quarterback and change up the team’s offensive system post-Brady.

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 18: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after throwing the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots during play at Bank of America Stadium on November 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 24-20. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, NC – NOVEMBER 18: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after throwing the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots during play at Bank of America Stadium on November 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 24-20. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Newton also talked about his mentality going into the season and frustration over being passed up as a free agent, something that has been a common theme in his social media posts since signing in New England. He went as far as to say he’s already looked ahead at the Patriots schedule.

“I’m looking at the schedule. Who do we play? Oh, that team passed on me. Ok. That team passed on me. They could have had me.”

One of the most entertaining part of watching Tom Brady with the Patriots was seeing how he always put a chip on his shoulder. In that regard, it seems like Cam Newton is filling his shoes and then some.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at Alexander.Barth@bbgi.com.