Cam Newton Sounds Highly Motivated in First Instagram Post Since Panthers Release

Quarterback Cam Newton has broken his silence after being released by the Carolina Panthers.
Quarterback Cam Newton has broken his silence after being released by the Carolina Panthers.

Will anyone have a bigger chip on his shoulder in the 2020 NFL season than Cam Newton? The former No. 1 overall pick and league MVP suddenly needs a new gig after a famous run with the Carolina Panthers, the only team he's ever own, ended with his release Tuesday.

There was never any doubt that Newton would emerge on the market full of intent. We got confirmation of precisely that when he issued his first response on social media to his exit from Charlotte.

Free and hungry. No pity party. Just work.

The offseason is truly the time for flurries of photographs and videos depicting players working out, but this comes with extra meaning for Cam. Don't be surprised if the New England Patriots were sitting and waiting patiently to see what kind of mindset Newton would carry into the first free agency of his career.

All told, whoever has an opportunity to buy a little low on the former NFC champ will be licking its lips and hoping to shock the world this fall.

Until then, it's #FreeAndHungrySZN.