Cam Newton dodges question on murky Patriots future

There are just six games left on Cam Newton’s one-year deal with the Patriots, and it’s unclear if the veteran quarterback hopes to stay in New England.

During an appearance on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” on Monday, Newton was asked directly if he has interest in staying with the Patriots beyond this season. He opted to dance around the question.

“Man, I have interest in winning the Arizona Cardinals game,” Newton said.. “How about that? . . . There are so many things that — I don’t want to even harp, dwell, or even think — as the Bible says, ‘my cup runneth over.’ Just trying to focus on the near future rather than the far future.”

Newton has improved in recent weeks following an early-season slump that proceeded him missing a game after testing positive for COVID-19. Newton threw for 365 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots’ 27-20 loss to the Texans on Sunday, which broke a two-game winning streak.

“I would say so,” Newton said of whether he’s comfortable in the offense. “I would say every day for me is another opportunity for me to get better. Do I know everything in this offense? No, I do not.”

After being released by the Panthers at the start of free agency, the 31-year-old Newton languished in free agency until the Patriots scoped him up on a one-year, incentive-laden deal.

In nine games this season, Newton has thrown for 1,900 yards with four touchdowns and seven interceptions. He missed Week 4 when he was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list.

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