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Sat Oct 16, 2021, 08:39 PM

Cam Newton reportedly received COVID-19 vaccine in attempt to get back in NFL

Former New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton wants back into the NFL. After months of wavering, Newton reportedly received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

That could clear a significant hurdle for Newton, who missed time in the preseason after a "misunderstanding" over COVID-19 protocols. That absence may have cost Newton his job.

Newton was surprisingly released by the Patriots shortly after that miscommunication. The team handed the starting job to rookie Mac Jones, who has led the Patriots to a 2-3 record. Head coach Bill Belichick said Newton's vaccination status did not play a role in the team's decision to release him.

Newton's vaccination status may not have mattered with the Patriots, but it may affect whether other NFL teams are willing to bring him in. The NFL put COVID-19 protocols in place that strongly encourage players to get vaccinated. Unvaccinated players can't be around teammates as much, have to jump through more testing hoops and can be fined a significant amount for breaking those rules.

https://sports.yahoo.com/cam-newton-reportedly-received-covid-19-vaccine-in-attempt-to-get-back-in-nfl-162218070.html

No sense in endangering your fellow players. Football has enough risks as it is.

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Sat Oct 16, 2021, 08:57 PM

1. Carrying a clipboard gets you about $3M these days

Cam surely expects to start. Hes worth about $75M but hey why not more?

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Sat Oct 16, 2021, 09:26 PM

2. The reason, or reasons, he was out of work went well beyond being unvaxxed...

So I don't expect getting the jab will make much difference.

He's still viewed as a player in decline and an attention hog (whether active or passive, doesn't matter). The first attribute isn't great for anyone in the NFL but especially a free agent QB looking for a starting job, and the second attribute is bad for a backup QB.

The vax status may have been the last straw, but it will still probably take a team losing a QB (or two) to a season ending injury for anyone to even consider him, at this point in the season. Maybe he should have gotten it in the off-season, if he wanted a job.

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