“It was a bad fit from the get-go. If you would’ve put me with any other quarterback, let’s be real, you know what I’m saying?”
Newton himself has now responded to Benjamin’s criticism.
Cam Newton’s IG story seemingly addresses Kelvin Benjamin’s remarks to the Athletic:
“I ain’t gonna go back and forth with him, I’m just gonna work…” pic.twitter.com/v4BteGHsqi
— Matt Harris (@MHarrisWSOC9) August 4, 2018
By the looks of it, Newton seems to think Benjamin’s jab is somehow funny. But in reality, the issue behind the scenes is what likely led to Carolina trading Benjamin to Buffalo midway through the 2018 season.
The good news here is that we can’t expect any further drama. Newton made sure not to reciprocate by shading Benjamin. He’s simply focused on the coming season. For the Panthers and their fans, that can’t be seen as a bad thing.