A lot has been made of how Cam Newton handled his post game presser — but I spent most of Monday — searching for photos of a “smiling” and “gracious” Newton — congratulating Peyton Manning on his second super Bowl win.
Manning himself co-signed Newton’s gesture — telling The Today Show — that Cam was “humble” during their interaction.
“Sure, I tell you, Cam couldn’t have been nicer to me,” Manning said. “He was extremely humble. He congratulated me, wished me the best. I told him just congratulations on his outstanding season and just what a great future he has ahead of him.”
It’s a tired analogy — one where athletes minutes after losing the “biggest games of their lives” — are subjected to some of the stupidest questions from journalist and reporters.
Not all the questions are lacking substance — but Newton’s first three questions at last night’s presser had nothing to do with the game — but more on his current mood.
Manning believes Newton will get another opportunity on the biggest stage.
“He’ll be back in that game, I can promise you,” Manning said. “So, I’ve been on that side of it. It is tough — it is not an easy pill to swallow. But he was very nice to me and I really appreciated that.”
Newton will be better because of this — whether he returns to the Super Bowl or not.