Cam Newton’s college football journey is well-known among fans.
He rose to fame at Auburn, where his exceptional performances led to winning the Heisman Trophy and a national championship, leaving an indelible mark on the sport’s history.
However, what many might be unaware of is that Newton initially attended the University of Florida, playing under the guidance of head coach Urban Meyer during 2007 and 2008.
Netflix’s recently released documentary series, “Swamp Kings,” offers an in-depth look into Meyer’s time with the Florida Gators, and Cam Newton shared his thoughts on how certain aspects were portrayed.
Specifically, Newton voiced his concern about the documentary’s portrayal of former Gators quarterback, Chris Leak.
“Some of the things I did not like about the documentary was how they played Chris Leak, in my opinion,” Newton said
“I was watching it like, they said things like, ‘We were just one quarterback away.’ Like, bro. Chris Leak was that motherf—er. Let’s not forget how pretty of a ball he threw. Started as a freshman in the SEC from Independence High School out of Charlotte. Like, what are we talking about?”
Expressing his disagreement, Newton pointed out that he felt Leak’s contributions were undermined by the series.
Leak, who preceded Tim Tebow as the starting quarterback, led the team to the national title game in the 2006 season.
Newton remarked that the documentary suggested the team was just one quarterback away from success, but he firmly believed that Leak was already that quarterback.
He praised Leak’s skills and reminded viewers of his impressive freshman season in the SEC, coming from Independence High School in Charlotte.
While acknowledging Tim Tebow’s greatness and well-deserved spotlight, Newton expressed a desire for the documentary to shed more light on Leak’s significant role in establishing the Florida Gators as a formidable team during the early years of Meyer’s tenure.
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