Cat Crave's Dean Jones believes Auburn football legend Cam Newton was right on the money when he called Tua Tagovailoa and Dak Prescott game managers given their Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys' respective playoff losses during Wild Card Weekend.
"Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton caused a stir recently by outlining the difference between game changers and game managers at the position," Jones prefaced before saying, "Looking at how things unfolded over Wildcard weekend, he made some correct points about the individuals in question."
Tagovailoa and Prescott were both forced to do more than just manage in their playoff losses to the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers, respectively, but unfortunately, their gaudy totals -- particularly Prescott's 403 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air -- were empty stats.
Newton called out Prescott, Tagovailoa, Brock Purdy, and Jared Goff, the latter of whom led his Detroit Lions to a 24-23 victory over the Los Angeles Rams during Wild Card Weekend, for being game managers during an episode of his "4th and 1" podcast.
"Brock, they're not winning because of him," Newton said on the 4th and 1 podcast (h/t All 49ers). "He's managing the game. Purdy, Tua Tagovailoa, Jared Goff and Dak Prescott -- these are game managers. They're not difference-makers. They don't have to score every time. They just don't have to throw a pick every time, either. If we're really going to call a spade a spade, a game manager is different than a game changer."
Auburn football legend Cam Newton claps back at FOX host for unfair Dak Prescott comparison
FOX Sports host Jason McIntyre tried to make the case that Prescott had a superior career to Newton by pulling up their stats, but omitting Newton's rushing numbers, to try and paint the picture that the Cowboys QB had a superior career to the former Heisman.
Newton had none of it.
"I was a dual-threat quarterback. Add in rushing yards. Add in rushing touchdowns. They try to manipulate the narrative. Instead of speaking about what I said, they try to poke at the person. Jason, if I were to do my research on you personally - failed situations, got fired from a job, flunked out of college. If I really were to do that…then I will be evil. I'm the bully. Or I'm bitter."
Newton is certainly not the man to mess with right now. The Auburn football legend has a strong grasp of the sports media game and is going after anyone who doesn't come correct -- and he's willing to do the deep-diving a sports journalist does to make his points.