Cam Newton still believes he’s one of the 32 best quarterbacks in the NFL, but not everybody agrees with him.
The 2015 NFL MVP went on “The Pivot Podcast,” which is hosted by ESPN’s Ryan Clark and fellow former NFL players Channing Crowder and Fred Taylor.
Crowder gave the free agent QB his respect for what he has done in the league, but noted that he is 33-years-old and that his best days are behind him. Crowder’s message to Newton was plain and simple; that he is NOT one of the best 32 quarterbacks in the league right now.
Newton spent the final eight games with the Panthers last season, after being signed in November when starter Sam Darnold was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. He started five games and went 0-5 with three touchdown passes and five interceptions. He also had four rushing touchdowns.
The Panthers did not re-sign him after the season, but kept the door open for a possible return to compete with Darnold, third-round pick Matt Corral and former XFL star P.J. Walker.
Newton, the first pick of the 2011 draft by the Panthers, still believes he can help whatever team gives him a chance. He said repeatedly on the podcast that “there’s not 32 guys better than me.”
“If you think I couldn’t be on somebody’s team right now, you’re a damn fool,” Newton said.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.