Cam Newton has created a lot of debates and discussion this year with his tremendous on-field play, complex touchdown celebrations and overall unique personality. But as it turns out, perhaps the biggest conversation that will involve the Panthers quarterback from this season started with the MVP doing something most people aren't used to seeing from him: staying quiet.
Following his team's loss to the Broncos in the Super Bowl, Newton gave a very uncharacteristic postgame presser, answering most of the media's questions with only a few words (if that) before abruptly standing up and leaving. This from a guy who is normally full of energy and can't stop smiling when the camera's on him.
Overall, the entire thing lasted about two and a half minutes. Here is video of its conclusion:
Panthers Cam Newton barely answered questions and here he exits pic.twitter.com/eNMDpv2sQH
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) February 8, 2016
As the footage made its way around the web, social media exploded with reactions to it. A few Redskins players voiced their opinion on the matter, with DeAngelo Hall and Terrance Knighton seemingly lining up on different sides of the topic:
You know how many times 18 walked off that field with a loss? Still handled it like a G..More fuel for the fire next time round young man!!
— DeAngelo Hall (@DeAngeloHall23) February 8, 2016
Cam had black white green yellow and blue people everywhere dabbing. Now y'all wanna talk crap. Great season Young King
— Terrance Knighton (@MisterRoast98) February 8, 2016
For most of the year, the 26-year-old has been nearly perfect. Sunday, however, was a tough day for Newton both in between the lines and at the podium. Nobody's questioning how much the loss is hurting him or his fellow Panthers, but they are going to question how he responded to it.