Cam Newton plays well in “position of power” and that’s “rubbing people the wrong way.”
TYT Sports Jason Rubin, Francis Maxwell, and Jayar Jackson explain the internet buzz surrounding Cam Newton’s comment saying,
“I’m an African-American quarterback that scares people because they haven’t seen nothing that they can compare me to.”
Newton’s Carolina Panthers are playing the Denver Broncos at this year’s Super Bowl so every major sports outlet also reacted to what he said.
In their commentary, Maxwell points out that Newton is, “Redefining his position.” And as Quarterback, he’s coming from a “Position of power” which is what’s “Rubbing people the wrong way.” Maxwell adds that Newton executes his plays well, “He’s doing it and he’s doing it better than other people,” calling Newton the “Best QB at the moment.” Perhaps it’s this success that’s making people angry.
The panel also tackles the issue of race in football arguing that players like, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Rodgers have evaded negative remarks but an athlete like, Richard Sherman gets painted in a bad light.