Newton says Super Bowl only thing missing from his life

Posted: 26/06/2017 in NFL, Sports
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There are few people with a more decorated resume than Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, but the three-time Pro Bowler is still seeking the one trophy that has eluded him.

Newton was named NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in 2015, the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2011, and captured a Heisman Trophy and national championship at Auburn.

Entering the upcoming season, Newton has only one goal on his mind.

“I’m looking at my life right now and I’m saying, ‘I’m missing one thing: I want a Super Bowl,'” Newton said to C. Jackson Cowart of the Charlotte Observer. “Yeah, but it’s really certain things that you have to really fine-tune and say, ‘Am I deserving to be a Super Bowl-winning quarterback? How can I push myself to be a better me?'”

Newton also revealed that he never considered a career path other than professional football.

“The only way I put myself in this situation to be successful was I didn’t have no plan B …” Newton said. “I told myself, at the end of the day, I’m gonna be a football player and a football player only.

“And a lot of guys get it misconstrued because you’re setting yourself up for failure; that’s what some people think. But in myself I was thinking, ‘I ain’t got no other alternative. Either I’m gonna dominate this man in front of me or not.'”

Newton steered the Panthers to Super Bowl 50, but they were defeated by the Denver Broncos. If Newton can lead the Panthers to their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history, he would complete his career arc before turning 30.

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