Cam Newton isn't an elite QB and still has a lot to prove - Stephen A. | First Take


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  • Brian Duneman
    Brian Duneman  5 days back

    Cam had one MVP season that consisted of short fields and TDs because his defense led the league in turnovers that year. If his defense doesn't create a lot of turnovers he's not gonna get the TDs.

    • Ahmed James
      Ahmed James  6 days back

      Cam got no o line
      Cam got no wr
      Cam got no coach
      Cam is still playing hurt

      • Spencer Fuqua
        Spencer Fuqua  7 days back

        Kellerman is so stupid

        • William Stalvey
          William Stalvey  7 days back

          Cam Newton is a ham. Hars wristbands , a wired cat

          • stapme
            stapme  7 days back

            He is a backup QB at best..doesn’t have the emotional makeup to be an NFL number 1...get rid of him!

            • Emilio Pedraza
              Emilio Pedraza  1 weeks back

              Ya he's not an elite QB

              • Emilio Pedraza
                Emilio Pedraza  1 weeks back

                Cam just isn't good enough he will be traded or moved on from by next few years if not sooner seriously he's just not good

                • Daniel Ordonez
                  Daniel Ordonez  1 weeks back

                  That's my QB!!

                  • Mike Downs
                    Mike Downs  1 weeks back

                    Being a great athlete and being a great quarterback are two different things.

                    • Alex Mustachio
                      Alex Mustachio  1 weeks back

                      Am I really the only one that understands that Cam is not great?

                      • Dan Dickau
                        Dan Dickau  1 weeks back

                        Cam Newton is the new Donovan McNabb. A QB who you think could be elite and at times shows flashes of elite play, but is just "pretty good".

                        • Millz Nathir
                          Millz Nathir  1 weeks back

                          I guess the former MVP of the league isn’t elite. Stephen A is the same person who said Dwayne Haskins is a rushing quarterback.

                          • Bri Bart
                            Bri Bart  1 weeks back

                            Tell Molly to STFU

                            • Carlos Acevedo
                              Carlos Acevedo  1 weeks back

                              NFL draft - im pick 2

                              • Bowser With tits
                                Bowser With tits  1 weeks back

                                Andrew luck turned nothing into something that’s the reason he was elite he’s a QB that can turn a bad franchise to a playoff contender in 1 year

                                • Light Iverson
                                  Light Iverson  1 weeks back

                                  Stephen I love you man but this animosity towards Cams QB skills are disappointing since we all recognize that’s not his cache or even his bread and butter. Cam is a straight playmaker who makes plays the best way he can whether it’s throwing or running.

                                  • YO Momma Nigga
                                    YO Momma Nigga  1 weeks back

                                    Stephens a certified Cam Hater he has no fucking weapons

                                    • KN6HT
                                      KN6HT  1 weeks back

                                      Cam newton is a scrub plz let’s stop talking about him🙄🙄 stop blaming his health on why he can’t play. Us panthers fans are sick and tired of watching him get excuse after excuse he’s garbage 🗑

                                      • VG MyLeS
                                        VG MyLeS  1 weeks back

                                        He’s hasn’t arrived even tho he made league MVP

                                        Stephen a smith

                                        • Kevin Jackson
                                          Kevin Jackson  1 weeks back

                                          Max talks like he’s reading a story

                                          • jr5607
                                            jr5607  1 weeks back

                                            Cam had a decent game Carolina missed a fg early and ultimately lost by 3 to the defending NFC champs he threw a pick late which isn't good but it is what it is to me it's clear these analysts don't really watch the all of the games they talk about it would be basically impossible to watch that many hrs of film

                                            • ph01978
                                              ph01978  1 weeks back

                                              Newton has 4 playoffs appearances. One of those appearances having a regular season record of 7-8-1. Only 3 season of more than 7 wins. Overrated.

                                              • ph01978
                                                ph01978  7 days back

                                                @Mike Ricks Sometime you win in spite of the QB and sometime you win because of the QB. Vikings did not win their division because of Case Keenum. Jaguars did not win because of Bortles. If you got 7-8-1, you did not win the division because of your QB. You won it because you are in a pathetic division.

                                                The Chicago Bears won 5 straight division in the 80s with 1 SB title. They must have had a first ballot hall of fame QB eh...

                                              • Mike Ricks
                                                Mike Ricks  7 days back

                                                @ph01978 see this let's me know people have no clue about football. Please check Cam's record when he completes 60% or more of his passes. And the Vikings trust Kurt so much they let him throw the ball 10 times in week one 🤔

                                              • ph01978
                                                ph01978  7 days back

                                                @Mike Ricks My comment was in addition to what Stephen A Smith said. Newton completed over 60% of his passes only once before last season. Thrown for over 4000 yards only once. Reached 30TDs only once. Had a 2 to 1 or better TD to INT ration only once. In his MVP season, an argument can be said that his defense lead them to the superbowl. Now compare his stats with Brees. Case Keenum divisional title is more impressive that the divisional title Newton had when he won it by going under .500. Heck, Kirk Cousins has better individual stats than him.

                                                btw, no Eli Manning is not an elite QB and was never an elite QB. His defense got him those 2 titles.

                                              • Mike Ricks
                                                Mike Ricks  1 weeks back

                                                Do you think Dree Brees is overrated? Since Cam has been in the league Drew and Cam have the same number of divisional titles and playoff appearances 🤔

                                            • Jay Anderson
                                              Jay Anderson  1 weeks back

                                              Clearly SAS didnt remember that whole 2015 season for saying for mention the defense to take away Cams season. Guess what we might as well take all the greats credit for their great season. If it wasnt for the Defense ... BIG BEN WOULDN'T HAVE 2 RINGS, Tom Brady the same way. Russell Wilson as well. How come Drew Brees dont have more than one... Defense. If u gonna take Cam great season away be consistent CLOWN

                                              • Keith Nowak
                                                Keith Nowak  1 weeks back

                                                The dude had ONE, maybe two good seasons. He's always been over rated.

                                                • First King
                                                  First King  1 weeks back

                                                  I'm from Atlanta GA but cam is by far better than Matt Ryan

                                                  • Ronnie Bryant
                                                    Ronnie Bryant  1 weeks back

                                                    Stephen A get off of Cams private parts.

                                                    • Jay Anderson
                                                      Jay Anderson  1 weeks back

                                                      Stephen A. Should be banned from talking Football

                                                      • Railyard Films
                                                        Railyard Films  1 weeks back

                                                        How about Carolina just remixer itself into winning

                                                        • Jay Anderson
                                                          Jay Anderson  1 weeks back

                                                          FOH STEPHEN CLOWN SMITH

                                                          • Da Greazy
                                                            Da Greazy  1 weeks back

                                                            Cam newton frm a 1-10 is a 7.5 and im being nice

                                                            • kathy kelly
                                                              kathy kelly  1 weeks back

                                                              LOL, the Saints are a perennial power, they didn't go to the playoffs 4 out of 5 years in the beginning of Cam's career.

                                                              • Lonnie Edwards
                                                                Lonnie Edwards  1 weeks back

                                                                Yeah I've never really had him as a top-10 for me he's been around 11 to 23

                                                                • dawonplace
                                                                  dawonplace  1 weeks back

                                                                  Thanks Max! Drop mic. God bless yall.

                                                                  • Gamer Boi
                                                                    Gamer Boi  1 weeks back


                                                                    • Geoff Thompson
                                                                      Geoff Thompson  1 weeks back

                                                                      Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey can power the Panthers to the playoffs on their own. McCaffrey is potentially the greatest running back in the game if he gets going this season alone...explosive both rushing and receiving. Look for the Panthers to start winning if they tighten up defensively.

                                                                      • LeBron James 236
                                                                        LeBron James 236  1 weeks back

                                                                        To Stephen A. He treats Cam Newton like he's talking about LeBron

                                                                        • sheldon abrams
                                                                          sheldon abrams  1 weeks back

                                                                          3rd Most Total Yards and Total Touchdowns in a QB first 8 years. He's different, He's unique. Like Max said there's more than one way to get a job done

                                                                          • mo doe
                                                                            mo doe  1 weeks back

                                                                            No one talks of Cam as elite .... good but not elite

                                                                            • Jorah Mormont
                                                                              Jorah Mormont  1 weeks back

                                                                              i think cam newton is the bryce harper of the nfl, as we see when they playing great they are easily one of the best if not the best but they are very inconsistent

                                                                              • Deljuanv Scott
                                                                                Deljuanv Scott  1 weeks back

                                                                                Max is right

                                                                                • vin russo
                                                                                  vin russo  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Cam has a RB that averaged 6.7 yards a carry Sunday. DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel, Jurius Wright, Hogan came over from the Patriots, 2 good TE's, yet can't get any play action passes? The Rams were shadowing Cmac the 2nd half, someone HAS to be open.

                                                                                  • Jamal Milligan
                                                                                    Jamal Milligan  1 weeks back

                                                                                    ESPN need to give max his own show the man kills anyone's nonsense at the front door

                                                                                    • Tyler Perkins
                                                                                      Tyler Perkins  1 weeks back

                                                                                      As a Panthers fan I have always had my critiques but Cam has done more than any other Panther QB in our team history. He's made it to the playoffs 4 out of his 8 years in the league and the 4 years he didn't make it we were 6-10,7-9,6-10-7-9..... those years we had at least 3+ games we blew opportunities to win which cost us a playoff appearance. Yes his completion percentage isn't the elite mark like others in a Brees Rodgers Brady level but his athleticism and playmaking throughout his career has carried us on the offensive side to make it to the playoffs and the Super Bowl that one year. Give the man some props considering how many injuries and hits he's taking over the past 8 years. He's on a pretty good track.

                                                                                      • Jon Davis
                                                                                        Jon Davis  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Does anyone know that song don’t stop beleivinnnnnnn. It’s probly my #2 or #3 favorite song of all time

                                                                                        • Jeremy Helms
                                                                                          Jeremy Helms  1 weeks back

                                                                                          What was the system of the offense the first 7 years of cams career o yeah CAM literally only player they got him at the start of his career was Greg Olsen that’s the only good player who he has had his whole career

                                                                                          • Damien Woody Looks Like My Profile Picture

                                                                                            What makes a QB elite? What stats are we going by

                                                                                            • SuperSavage
                                                                                              SuperSavage  7 days back

                                                                                              Damien Woody Looks Like My Profile Picture joe flacco is the prime example of an elite qb

                                                                                          • Todd Thomas
                                                                                            Todd Thomas  1 weeks back

                                                                                            I've watched the Panthers my whole life... Cam Newton is overrated and is not a leader. Talented and capable, but I wouldn't rank him as a top 10 QB. Don't @ me...

                                                                                            • Roman Reigns
                                                                                              Roman Reigns  1 weeks back

                                                                                              This why people don't watch ESPN no more. Y'all never know what y'all talking about🗑🗑