Kelvin Benjamin had some strong words to say about Cam Newton but when Cam confronted him about it, he tucked his tail between his legs and ran.
“I mean, I felt like I would’ve been even more successful if … I don’t know, man … If I would’ve … Looking back on it, I should’ve just been drafted by somebody else,” Benjamin recently told The Athletic’s Tim Graham. “I should’ve never went to Carolina. Truly, I just think Carolina was bad for me. 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? Any other accurate quarterback like Rodgers or Eli Manning or Big Ben — anybody! — quarterbacks with knowledge, that know how to place a ball and give you a better chance to catch the ball. It just felt like I wasn’t in that position.
That is what Benjamin said previously about Cam and he said it with his chest, but he didn’t keep that same energy when Cam was in his face.
Benjamin was asked about it after the game and had this to say.
As expected, the majority of the questions Benjamin faced in the locker room after the game concerned the pregame interaction with Newton, who did not address the media postgame.
“Moving on from it,” Benjamin said repeatedly. “Just moving on from it.”
A reporter asked what Newton was trying to say to him.
“I wasn’t even trying to listen,” Benjamin said.
Benjamin was later asked if this was at all difficult for him considering how close he and Newton were when his career began in Carolina.
“Not at all man,” he answered. “I play for the Buffalo Bills.”
Flip the page for the video of their interaction.