Cam Newton may well go to play in the NFL next season, but he said now is not the time to think about it.
Newton, one of the leading candidates for the Heisman Trophy, said he will come to a decision about whether he returns for his senior year once this season is over.
"There's a time and place for everything," Newton said Tuesday. "I'm not sitting up here and giving you a definite decision on how I'm feeling right now. How I'm feeling right now is UT-Chattanooga."
Newton was asked if his game is good enough for the NFL.
"That's not to me," he said. "My opinion doesn't really go far when it comes to talking about the next level, because I'm still a college athlete."
Newton said he would think about the future after the season.
"I'm trying to partake and trying to grasp something that hasn't been done here in a long time," Newton said. "And we have a chance right now to seize the moment and we can't have those type of selfish thoughts to run through our mind, because it can be contagious and we don't want that around here.
"You said the end of the year an that's when I'm going to do. After Week 9, we're still trying to do great things around here. Take one day at a time and play Auburn football."