The NFL it continues its march and the seventh week is about to begin. Things in the Emerald City team are not going quite right and the injury of Russel Wilson has fallen like a bucket of cold water to the Seahawks from Pete Carroll, which was in charge of giving greater force to the rumors of the possible return of Cam Newton to the NFL. Seattle kept Wilson on injured reserve last week and will miss at least the next two games.
Through a video published on his YouTube channel, last Sunday, Cam Newton, who is currently a free agent, expressed that he has already been vaccinated against COVID-19 and that he wants to continue his career in American football.
“Hell yeah, I still want to play American,” Newton agreed in last weekend’s video. “I still have that urge to go out and act and do something that I’ve been doing since I was seven years old,” he mentioned.
One day later Pete Carroll mentioned during an interview with 710 ESPN that the Seattle Seahawks have already had talks with Newton, but emphasized that his franchise will speak to “everyone who can help us.”
“So you know, we have already talked to him. We are talking to everyone who could help us. To go back to the basic philosophy that we always maintain here is that we will talk at all times with who is available. We’re on it”Carroll pointed out.
Newton, 32, was released by the New England Patriots before the start of the current season. The quarterback had missed three practices due to what the Patriots called a misunderstanding due to the COVID-19 sanitary protocol, although the head coach, Bill Belichik, was in charge of speaking and pointing out that the vaccination status in the former Carolina quarterback did not influence the decision to release the quarterback.
The misunderstanding occurred because the quarterback had to travel outside of New England for a medical check-up, previously approved by the team and, although he had daily COVID tests, he carried them out of the Patriots facilities and with This broke the sanitary protocols of the NFL.
The NFL and the NFLPA protocols were established that such tests could only be carried out within the facilities of the respective teams. Newton, who was subjected to the proceedings outside of New England, violated those rules.
Newton said he was initially reluctant to get vaccinated because “the side effects were not beneficial to me.” He added that he still believes that receiving the vaccine is “a personal decision,” he concluded.
Geno Smith has remained as the relief of Wilson as quarterback for Seattle, but has not been able to make a difference within the team that at the moment is sunk in the West Division from National Conference. They march with a record of two duels won and four lost. His next match will be against the Saints.
Before the SteelersOn Sunday night, Geno Smith had 23 of 32 completions for 209 yards and a pass to the end zone, but the Seattle team lost the game in overtime after a key error by Smith.