Quarterback Cam Newton is a free agent for the first time, and it comes during an unprecedented period when much of the country is shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Newton, who was released by the Carolina Panthers in late March, talked about his situation during an interview Monday with Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul on Instagram Live.

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He said being a free agent has put him “in uncharted waters for the first time in my career” and that the chip on his shoulder has “turned into family-size real quick.”

Newton acknowledged it’s a “weird” time but said he is using his time in isolation with his family “to become stronger mentally, physically and spiritually.”

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