Despite repeated attempts to stage a return to the NFL, there is a reason former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton remains unemployed.
Newton, who in March claimed that there were no 32 starting QBs better than him during a practice at Auburn's pro day – a claim that turned out to be untrue after receiving zero offers to play in 2023 despite injuries to several starting QBs – returned to social media with a heated recent a comment proving that he still has no clue about the quarterback position in today's NFL.
Newton, 34, singled out several of the league's top signal-callers – three of whom are in the NFL MVP conversation – suggesting that none of their teams' success is due to them.
“Brock Purdy, [the 49ers are] I didn't win because of him.” Newton said. “He manages the game. And if we were to put it in terms of game managers, Brock Purdy, Tua Tagovailoa, Jared Goff, and really Dak Prescott – these are game managers, not difference makers. … If we really call a spade a spade, a game manager is something different than a person who changes the rules of the game.”
Newton's claims angered several media pundits, who dismissed his blasé claims.