The NFL has come under Twitter fire after excluding Cam Newton from an honorary graphic for Black History Month to praise influential Black quarterbacks.
In a February 3 social media post, captioned as “Honor the past, work hard in the present, and leave a legacy for the future,” showed photos of some greats like Marlin Briscoe, the Eagle’s Donovan Mcnabb, the Falcon’s Michael Vick, Warren Moon, Doug Williams, and the two current quarterbacks facing off in Super Bowl LVII — Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts.
Honor the past, work hard in the present, and leave a legacy for the future. 🤝 pic.twitter.com/9rfk1KzEKd
— NFL (@NFL) February 3, 2023
Football fans in the comments pointed out the glaring exclusion of trailblazer Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton, 33.
Cameron Jerrell Netwon, former MVP, 3x pro bowler, offensive rookie of the year, with the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a season and ever, WOULD LIKE A WORD.
— Brittany (Taylor’s Version) (@BRAMSEY50) February 4, 2023
My boy had the world world doing the Dab. Kids from 1 to 100. Y’all not gon’ play in my man’s face like that. A game-changer. pic.twitter.com/JVOtdU9xBF
— Veezy World Peace 🌎 (@NotoriousVIC007) February 4, 2023
Cam Newton not being in this picture is disgusting @NFL. First black QB to win MVP? That counts for something. Let alone the fact that he’s better than every man up here not named Mahomes or Hurts.
— Veezy World Peace 🌎 (@NotoriousVIC007) February 3, 2023
Meanwhile, Jalen Hurts on Cam Newton: pic.twitter.com/CKjkevRoM2
— ⚛ Wíñńïňğ Čúłťůřē ⚛ (@BigCheeseTC) February 4, 2023
Guess who this is pic.twitter.com/ABPxQNzdd0
— Bobbi’s World 🌵 (@notwhiskeybobbi) February 4, 2023
Y’all just find ways after ways to disrespect Cam Newton
— Blackout♈ (@AnthonySpann11) February 4, 2023
Dug this up from the archive to remind everyone of how cool the NFL was back then with Cam.@CameronNewton is a cultural icon! Don’t ever leave him out again.
📽️: @Panthers pic.twitter.com/LT9dynMdlj
— Wilson De Jesus (@dejesuswilson_) February 4, 2023
Super Bowl LVII will mark the first Super Bowl in history to feature two Black quarterbacks and begins next Sunday, February 12.