"That's a personal goal for myself," Newton said. "Nobody made me do it."
Newton didn't say if he lost the weight for any particular reason. He was asked if it put him in the competition as the fastest quarterback in football.
"I'm taking my name off that ballot," he joked. "I think it's between RG3, Colin (Kaepernick) and Michael Vick. I just feel like I don't want to be fastest quarterback, I just want to be the guy that can't be caught in the open field, because if you get caught in the open field that means you're not doing something right."
"I think Shula's main focus has been trying to simplify things, call words, words rather than minimizing the syllables of each and every play," Newton said. "You know what you have to do, you execute."