Cam Newton claimed he will be the greatest football player to ever play the game before even being drafted in the NFL.
The Carolina Panther’s quarterback is no believer of the classic “you can’t win them all,” excuse. In fact, he completely rejects it. Newton spoke to The Player’s Tribune in a special edition of the sports website’s “The Players POV,” where he revealed his motivation and mindset behind his already impressive NFL career.
But there are a number of losses on the confident quarterback’s record, who is entering his sixth year in the NFL. In Newton’s first trip to the Super Bowl last season he lost. Newton completed only 18 passes and had 3 turnovers in the embarrassing 24-10 Super Bowl loss.
The Panther’s chances to win faded when Newton fumbled the ball trailing by 14 with two minutes to go. Newton had a chance to recover his fumble but hesitated and effectively forfeited the game as a result.
Newton mentions a pivotal moment in his career in the Player’s POV with the Player’s Tribune. This moment came in high school, and is one Newton carries with him to this day. Newton was a freshman called upon to fill in for the injured starting quarterback with a perfect season on the line. The young Newton fumbled three times and lost the game.
Before the Carolina Panther’s quarterback was drafted into the NFL, he wrote Panther’s owner Jerry Richardson a note saying “there is no doubt in my mind that I will and want to be the greatest football player to ever play this game.”
Newton has his work cut out for him to reach the “greatest to ever play” level.