Colin Cowherd: “The media has always covered Cam Newton like he’s Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, or Aaron Rodgers. He’s not close to any of them. There’s a story out today, ‘WASHINGTON’S RON RIVERA COMMITED TO RYAN FITZPATRICK WITH CAM NEWTON AVAILABLE!’ Oh God, how embarrassing. Ron Rivera was so over Cam Newton that he chose his backup [Kyle Allen]. Washington is not going to bring in Cam Newton, c’mon, do your job media, it’s not going to happen… Let’s look at Cam’s prime. Oh, wait, he doesn’t have one. He never had a prime. He’s the ‘Macarena’ not the Beatles. He’s not even Aerosmith, he’s not even the Backstreet Boys. He didn’t have 3-4 straight great years, he had one and he was an MVP. If you take that out he’s under 50% [win percentage] for his career. This isn’t baseball where stats matter, you gotta win games. Mahomes, Rodgers, Brady, and Russell Wilson win games; with Ron Rivera and Bill Belichick, Cam couldn’t win games. Rivera is a GREAT coach and Belichick is the BEST coach, and they couldn’t win with Cam consistently. Let’s stop this. If you look at the MVP year he was amazing, if you look at the year before he was AWFUL – 5-8-1, passer rating low 80’s. The year after the MVP was worse, he completed 52% of his throws and went 6-8. Cam doesn’t even have a prime. Matt Ryan has a ‘prime.’ You guys all bang on Jimmy Garoppolo and he’s 24-8 as a starter. Let’s report the TRUTH – Cam is a backup, and I’m not sure he wants to be a backup. Let’s be fair about this, Cam has no prime, it doesn’t exist. There’s not 3-4 years of ‘WOW.’ Even Matt Ryan has that. The media needs to cover what’s happening, not what they HOPE happens.” (Full Audio Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd discuss Cam Newton’s teetering free agent status, and why he believes the NFL media needs stop coddling Newton when it comes to their overly sympathetic and exaggerated coverage of Newton’s future in the league.
Check out the audio above as Colin details why Newton's reputation as a superstar has always been greatly inflated.