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Cam Newton Posts Message After Getting Released Today

Cam Newton crouching over.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers looks on prior to the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

The biggest story of the week - so far - in the NFL is Carolina's decision to release Cam Newton. After spending roughly a decade with the franchise, the former MVP is officially on the move.

Newton's best season came back in 2015, when he led the Panthers to the Super Bowl. During that season, he threw for 3,837 yards and 35 touchdowns. He also added 636 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.

Carolina made it clear that it would be moving on from Newton the moment that it signed Teddy Bridgewater to a three-year contract. The former Louisville product will now run Joe Brady's offense in Charlotte.

Several hours after the Panthers went public with their decision, Newton had a short but sweet message for his fans on Instagram, saying "I’m free and hungry."

The Panthers had trade discussions with the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Chargers prior to releasing Newton.

It's hard to find many positives in getting released, but at least Newton will now have the chance to choose his next team.

Newton has battled through injuries the past two seasons. Perhaps the best-case scenario for him is that he joins a roster that doesn't need him to make an immediate impact.

Do you think Newton will revitalize his career elsewhere?