QB Cam Newton Barges Into the Group of Elites Calls Himself Better Than Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Peyton Manning in an Attempt to Question His Free Agency

Published 06/11/2022, 10:30 AM EDT
Dec 10, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (middle) looks on from the sidelines with head coach Bill Belichick (right) after being replaced in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agent QB Cam Newton recently appeared on the show Pivot Podcast. There, he talked about the NFL and his career in the league as a whole. Newton made some bold remarks which had left the whole NFL world surprised. In the podcast, he had something to say about the leading legendary quarterbacks Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Peyton Manning.

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The former Carolina Panthers QB, while appearing in the Pivot Podcast, said“I saw myself more valuable than a Tom Brady, I saw myself more valuable than an Aaron Rodgers, than a Peyton Manning. Because I can go into their community, but they can never go to my community.”

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Cam Newton compared himself to the leading quarterbacks in the league and went on to say he is more valuable than them. He further said, like many other successful athletes, he won’t forget the community where he grew up. Newton still visits his home and tries to be the same person as he was when he was young.

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Newton, alongside ESPN’s Ryan Clark, said, “There’s not 32 guys better than me. On my soul, on my soul, on my soul. At the end of the day, compare apples to apples, and oranges to oranges, certain situations for certain situations, and if you think I couldn’t be on somebody’s team right now, you’re a damn fool.”

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Cam Newton is not particularly saying that he is a better player in the field, but certainly is a better role model. His relationship with his community makes him a special quarterback. He does not shy away from telling others where he belongs. 

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He also says if anyone thinks he cannot be a part of any team then they are wrong as he still has a game left in him. Newton was released by the New England Patriots in 2021, as he couldn’t give a consistent performance.

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NFL linebacker Channing Crowder couldn’t accept the fact that he is among the 32 best quarterbacks in the game. Crowder made Newton recall his season play with the Patriots and the Panthers. He was then again signed by his former team Carolina Panthers, but he completed only 55% of passes and went 0-5 in his starts.

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Aniket Srivastava

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Aniket Srivastava is an NFL Writer at Essentially Sports. Having completed his bachelor's in Architecture, he has worked under a few Architects until his love for writing urged him to be a full-time writer. Aniket has a keen interest in NFL and ardently follows two teams: Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, of course, because of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, respectively.

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