Auburn football legend becoming disgraced NFL franchise's team president deemed a slam dunk

An Auburn football legend becoming the team president of the NFL franchise he played for was deemed a slam dunk by one analyst.
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Cat Crave's Dean Jones believes Auburn football legend Cam Newton becoming the president of the Carolina Panthers would be a slam dunk; this in the wake of owner David Tepper throwing a drink on fans at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville following a 26-0 Panthers loss to the Jaguars. Jones did maintain that it's a far-fetched possibility based on Tepper's typical way of doing business.

"This is a slam dunk for the Panthers, especially given how the franchise is currently being perceived around the league thanks to Tepper's petulance and incompetence," Jones wrote. "It's an exciting thought, but it would be a surprise if the billionaire made this move considering his desire to surround himself with people who pander to his ego."

Newton gave a presidential speech on his "4th and 1" podcast pitching himself as the Panthers team president that Carolina needs.

"Fellow Americans," Newton prefaced before saying, "I take the stand here. As humbled as I know how. A couple of weeks ago I have made a remark and I'm standing on it. Stomping on it. And if this wasn't a perfect example of Cam Newton's presence in Charlotte, North Carolina, in a Presidential role, I don't know. If I'm given the opportunity to represent the beautiful states of North and South Carolina, situations like this would not and I mean will not happen not on my watch… This is something that could have been avoided, and it should have been avoided. But the point is: David Tepper, you got caught bro."

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Jones predicted in November that Newton would be announcing his retirement soon.

“It’s been almost two years since Cam Newton saw a regular-season snap,” Jones prefaced before saying, “He’s been out of the league since a bombshell return to the Carolina Panthers in 2021, although the legendary quarterback remains keen on a return. The chances of this are remote at best. Teams around the NFL seem to have moved on…”

Perhaps Newton's pitch to be involved in Carolina's front office is his subtle way of announcing his retirement and signaling to the world that he's ready to get involved in the business side of football.