‘Smaller Than I Thought” – Cam Newton Fires Cheeky Dig at Washington’s Chase Young

Published 08/14/2021, 9:03 AM EDT
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 27: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots reacts during a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Gillette Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)


Cam Newton and the New England Patriots kicked off their 2021 NFL preseason on a positive note earlier this week. The 6-time Super Bowl winners made their way to a comfortable 22-13 win over Washington Football Team on Thursday. The game was played at the Gillette Stadium on Thursday.

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Sep 13, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) runs the ball for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Newton started the game for the Patriots but was later substituted for rookie quarterback Mac Jones towards the end of the first quarter. But it wasn’t before he received a nasty tackle that resulted in a sack from Washington’s star defensive end, Chase Young.

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But Newton, in his standard fashion, had a hilarious comeback reserved for Young who is entering his second season in the NFL.

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Cam Newton heaps praise on Washington Football Team’s Chase Young

Cam Newton faced the wrath of Washington Football Team superstar, Chase Young. The former 2015 NFL MVP was asked about the prospect of facing Young in the league later this year. Here’s what he replied.

“He’s smaller than I thought. I’m just messing with you. That’s a joke. That’s a joke. I’m just messing with you. But yeah, he’s going to be good, man. He’s going to be good. He’s going to be real good. But I’ve got to do a better job of protecting the football.”

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“He kind of got me like right in the tweener when I was letting the ball going or trying to pull it back. Coach talks about it all the time, man, ball security is job security, and that’s what it comes down to,” Newton said via the official NFL website.

Young arrived in the American capital as the 2nd overall pick at the 2020 NFL Draft. He was voted the Big Ten Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year and was the seventh football player to win it since its inception in 1982 and the first since Ron Dayne in 2000.

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The Maryland-born youngster started his career at Ohio State with 30.5 sacks in three seasons, which ranks second all-time there behind Mike Vrabel. The former Ohio State Buckeyes man had an impressive debut season in Washington and will look to capitalise on that in 2021.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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