The former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback sees a "diva mentality" in Cam Newton.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart called Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton a "diva" on The Starkey and Mueller Show on Philadelphia's 93.7 The Fan.
Cam Newton told reporters that he would like to be protected more from late hits and discussed the issue with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Over the weekend former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick called Ben Roethlisberger a “diva,” but Stewart disagreed with that assessment.
“See, that’s the difference between a diva, and lets just say, Ben Roethlisberger,” Stewart said. “Now that’s a diva mentality.”
“I don’t want to pile on Cam…but I will say this, I wish there was more of an effort,” Stewart added. “I wish he could have given a little bit more of an effort and sacrificed himself as opposed to going in and seeing the defender going down for the ball and you step right out. At least kick the ball! Give me something! And he didn’t.”
Newton has passed for 1,508 yards on the season with just eight touchdowns. The Panthers are 2–5 on the season.