Cam Newton has been the quarterback for the Panthers for five seasons now, and it’s been an up and down ride for the former number one overall pick.
Newton has gone through three losing seasons and two years of postseason let downs before everything finally came together in 2015. The former Heisman Trophy winner has helped lead the franchise to a 17-1 record thus far, and their first Super Bowl appearance in 12 years.
When speaking to the media after Carolina’s big 49-15 win over Arizona in the NFC Championship, the Panthers’ quarterback had the perfect food-based comparison for his five-year journey to the Super Bowl.
“I said it then I’m going to say now, it’s a process. It wasn’t going to be instant grits, quick grits. It’s going to be a process like long cooked collard greens. You know what I’m saying, and I think those collard greens are brewing right now, you can smell it from a mile away.”
Admittedly, I have never had the pleasure of having the cooked collard greens that Newton is speaking of, but they do sound delicious. I guess we know now what Newton’s meal of choice will be on the night of Super Bowl 50.