Do you know who doesn’t respect Cam Newton? The Carolina Panthers.
Why do the Carolina Panthers appear to hate Cam Newton so much?
Even though he’s the best quarterback in franchise history, made three trips to the Pro Bowl, won the NFC South 3 x and quarterbacked an overachieving 2015 team to Super Bowl 50 during his NFL MVP season, Newton for some strange reason just isn’t adequate to make the Panthers’ “Choose Your Goat” tweet.
Oh, it’s perhaps not going over well on Twitter at all.
The Panthers went with defensive end Julius Peppers with REPLY, wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. with RETWEET and linebacker Luke Kuechly for LIKE. Though all three of these Panthers greats will 1 day wind up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Newton won an MVP for the franchise and they couldn’t give him the time of day because they’re being extremely petty.
It doesn’t matter that he’s still in the league and one other three Panthers greats are recently retired. Newton earned a spot on that graphic and we all know it. While he may perhaps not end up in Canton like Kuechly, Peppers and Smith, the Panthers are basically saying he’s the fourth face on your franchise’s Mount Rushmore. The guy quarterbacked the team to a Super Bowl. Come on!
The Carolina Panthers prefer to go petty by perhaps not saying Cam Newton is just a GOAT.
For a team that’s finishing dead-last place in the brutal NFC South in 2010, the Panthers need to simply take all the wins they can get. So let’s say they signed Teddy Bridgewater in free agency? He’s the fourth-best quarterback in his own division behind three future Pro Football Hall of Famers in Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan. Newton includes a chance and Bridgewater positively does not.
While the Panthers will eventually obtain it right under first-year head coach Matt Rhule, we have been well conscious of how the first year in Matt Rhule rebuilding efforts go. He does win big with time, but that he only won two games in his first year with the Temple Owls in the AAC and just a single game with the Baylor Bears in the Big 12. Carolina is not going to be anything near to a playoff team in 2020.
So let’s say the Panthers and Newton aren’t on the best of terms? They did cut him following the first, and second wave, of 2020 NFL free agency came and went. If the Panthers knew he wasn’t going to play them, you will want to let him sign with an AFC franchise and start to become on his marry way? To perhaps not accept Newton as a Carolina football GOAT is always to not know very well what the acronym GOAT means.
Newton isn’t perfect, but that he didn’t deserve to be mocked this egregiously by the Panthers.