I haven't watched the whole interview yet and likely won't, but when I woke up at 9:50 AM to get ready for #DozVsTheDozen, I saw and heard all I needed to.
Ever since Cam's semi-shocking release last week, all the content I've absorbed has been along the same lines. Cam is too well-respected and big of a personality to be a backup; His presence would divide a locker-room; It'd be bad for Mac Jones' development. â
Today, Cam basically said what we're all thinking. He was surprised by the release and thought his personality played a role in the Patriots decision. I agree. Not to make everything about Tim Tebow, but it's a similar situation to him in the wake of Tebowmania. The distraction wasn't worth it. You don't want your backup to be the most popular guy in town. People love Cam.
I love this era where athletes can be open about what's going on from the business/personnel standpoint, but you have to wonder if something like this will hurt Cam's chances of getting another job? I'd assume it won't, especially after saying how he would've accepted the backup position if offered, but I am 100% rooting for Cam to land on his feet.
I was a freshman in college during Cam's year at Auburn and loved watching him play. He sort of filled my Tebow void (with Denard Robinson). Cam was one of the most dynamic QBs I've ever seen. What he did with that team is 1000% more impressive than what Joe Burrow did in 2019. Other than Nick Fairley (who wasn't even that good of a pro) who else of note was on that roster? Once Cam got to the league, the Panthers were my go-to team in Madden because of him and Greg Olsen, but he's not that guy anymore.
Now I still believe he could have a little something left in the tank. He looked good in limited time this preseason. People love to harp on the 8 passing TDs, but he had 12 on the ground last year. Good for 20 total touchdowns. That's still on the low end, but it needs to be said. It's not like he was 1995 Trent Dilfer. I sound like a broken record at this point, but his weapons sucked last year, and Covid fucked everything up. Plus that team was still like 5 plays away from 9-10 wins. I was glad they brought him back to at least spin the tires, but now we're in the Mac Jones era, and I can't wait to see what he's got.
Cam has outdone himself with the dreads bursting through his hat like trees through concrete look. I think it's swag. Blows his hat from right before he caught the 'vid before the Chiefs out of the water.