Cam Newton tops Cris Collinsworth’s list of this season’s best players

Cris Collinsworth breaks down his list of the top five players in the NFL, including J.J. Watt and Cam Newton.

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(AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

(AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Cam Newton tops Cris Collinsworth’s list of this season’s best players


Austin and Cris Collinsworth countdown the five best players of the season. Cris takes a look at the state of Rob Gronkowski, J.J. Watt (despite his broken hand), Luke Kuechly, Aaron Donald, and of course, Cam Newton.

  • ChickenHunter

    Of course because it’s the politically correct thing to say. Bur the numbers don’t show it, whether they’re the traditional league stats or the modern metrics. The Panthers D is what makes this team go, not Cam. They better hope it doesn’t come down to a Montana-like drive at the end of the game where he is mediocre when being pressured (71.1 rating, 6 TDs and 6 INTs). Da truth!

    • Ben M

      You really shouldn’t post while drinking, because you haven’t seen the games.

      Cam has about 22 TDs and 0 picks in the red zone and scored 45 touchdowns passing and running this year. You haven’t seen his 4 4Q comebacks (Seattle, New Orleans twice, Indianapolis) nor could you have ever named a receiver of his in August.

      Your “politically correct” comment makes it sound like you’re apologizing for some kind of pigmentation-oriented personal bias.

      Join AA.

      • Mike

        His argument might hurt your feelings but I agree, his stats weren’t great. His ability to run and now his willingness to put his body on the line make him a great playoff QB though.

      • ChickenHunter

        I guess I was right wasn’t I? Cam was exposed in the Super Bowl and now even YOU can see that now. Anyone can play well with a lead. He didn’t comeback on Seattle, he was shut out in the 2nd half. The complete opposite. And he came back on two of the WORST Ds in the league in NO and Indie. That’s nothing to brag about. And by the way, I am probably darker skinned than you. This was an assessment of his abilities in politically correct times.

        • Ben M

          “Exposed” is a bit much. Cam followed his early career shortcomings and held the ball too long. Denver’s D played an excellent game, no doubt. Seriously, Denver’s D deserves the credit. Peyton played as expected.

          “assessment of his abilities in politically correct times”
          Political correctness. It is fair to say that certain ethnic code words, phrases, and implied behavioral expectations have been dropped on visibly enthusiastic Cam that have not been dropped on other visibly enthusiastic quarterbacks. That said, Cam’s celebrations – not the kid football giveaways – have been borderline taunting and as a prominent QB, he might rethink those. I’m sad to say that the happy child in the end-zone became the pouty child on the podium for the post-game. Hopefully he has a more manly follow-up.

          I know 24-10 will motivate the Panthers as much as 43-8 motivated the Broncos.

          Congratulations on your team’s win. Broncos played a helluva game.

    • ben

      You must have missed how the Panthers led the league in scoring. No, they don’t have the league’s best offense, but a 2nd-ranked defense doesn’t lead to +30 ppg over 18 games.