CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- While Cam Newton says he's a big Tim Tebow fan, he downplayed the reunion on Sunday night with his former college teammate.
Newton said his focus this week isn't on renewing old friendships but rather on continuing to build momentum on offense when the Panthers (No. 20 in the AP Pro32) visit the New York Jets in what'll certainly be his last significant playing time of the preseason.
Carolina's starters won't play much in the preseason finale at Pittsburgh on Thursday.
Newton said he learned a lot from Tebow during his two seasons at Florida, but the high-profile NFL quarterbacks haven't kept in contact since Newton left the program in 2009. Newton was a redshirt freshman in 2008 when Tebow led Florida to its second national championship in three seasons.
Newton transferred to Blinn College while Tebow finished his college career with the Gators.
"There's a lot that I've learned from Tim and his professionalism," Newton said of Tebow, a fellow Heisman Trophy ...