Stephon Gilmore reacts to Patriots signing Cam Newton: 'I think Cam's very hungry'

Ryan Hannable
July 14, 2020 - 8:22 am

The Patriots have a new quarterback on the roster in Cam Newton, and it seems everyone from fans to even the players are excited about it.

Appearing on The Bakari Sellers Podcast on The Ringer, Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore reacted to the signing.

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"It was a great signing," he said. "I think Cam's very hungry. I've always been a Cam fan. I think he's hard to prepare against, and he has a great opportunity to compete for a starting job, and I'm looking forward to seeing him on our team."

The 2015 NFL MVP was released by the Panthers this offseason following playing in only two games last season due to injury.

"I think he's his own unique player," Gilmore said. "Obviously, he can run the ball. He can throw it. Anytime you can do both of those things, it's hard to get ready for a certain thing, so he always keeps you off guard. He's very hungry this year. I think he's healthy now, so I'm just looking forward to him helping our team out."

Newton signed a one-year, incentive-laden deal that is worth up to $7.5 million, but less than $1 million is guaranteed.

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