With Super Bowl 50 quickly approaching, Cam Newton has predictably become the one the media wants answers from, mainly because of his colorful personality and ability to state comments that can make you think and reflect. Today, Newton was asked a question about Black quarterbacks, in which he didn’t take too kindly with the reference.
“It’s not an issue,” Newton told a reporter when asked about the stereotype of Black quarterbacks. “It’s an issue for you.”
To enhance his point even further, Newton believes that you limit yourself once you think about what you are or aren’t.
Newton, considered the favorite to win the NFL MVP award, made it clear he believes race is not an issue as he prepares to face the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
“I don’t even want to touch on the topic of Black quarterbacks, because I think this game is bigger than Black, white or even green,” Newton said from the team hotel.
“So I think we limit ourselves when we just label ourselves just Black, this, that and the third.”
Lastly, he doesn’t want to be considered just a “Black quarterback.”
“But yet I don’t think I should be labeled just a Black quarterback, because it’s bigger things in this sport that need to be accomplished,” he said.
The Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will play each other for Super Bowl 50 this weekend [Sunday, February 7].