Carolina Panthers great Cam Newton doesn’t have a Super Bowl win to his name. Nonetheless, that name still has its place in the NFL storybook.
Newton, joined by former three-time First-team All-Pro wideout Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, released the second episode of the “Uno & Ocho Show” on Tuesday. In this almost eight-minute installment, the two discuss the importance of overall impact on the game—even if it didn’t translate into a Lombardi Trophy or a bust in Canton.
And Newton, who may very well end up with neither, seems at peace with what he’s done for the sport.
“My impact gives me the comfort knowing that I had a little small piece of that player playin’ the way he play,” he said.
Newton’s dominant, record-breaking dual-threat style undoubtedly had its influence on waves of younger quarterbacks. Some players who have attributed a piece of their style to Cam include Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts, Justin Fields and, most recently, Anthony Richardson.
Oh, and while he didn’t win the big one, the 2010 Heisman Trophy Winner and 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player still has plenty of hardware from every other step of his football career.
“Bro, I got so much out of football,” he added. “When I sit back and I think—bro, I won everywhere. Did I win a Super Bowl? No. But I won a national championship. I won a junior college national championship. And even in high school, my high school was really known for basketball. We went to the state championship and we lost. We was 32-0. And we lost in the championship.”
Okay, maybe not every other step.