Panthers: Audio documentary delves deeper into life of Cam Newton

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Cam Newton
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Cam Newton /

Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is at the center of a new audio documentary series.

A new narrative podcast series featuring former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton delves deeper into his journey from high school prospect to NFL sensation.

The 2015 NFL MVP has been hitting the headlines in recent weeks after he ended three months on the free-agent market by agreeing to a one-year deal with the New England Patriots that includes just $550,000 guaranteed. The player has been vocal in his displeasure regarding the Panthers’ handling of this situation on social media. And he seems to have found a renewed sense of focus after a frustrating final two years with the organization.

Fans of Newton are going to get a fascinating insight listing to “The Cam Chronicles”, which is a six-part podcast series hosted by Tyler R. Tynes and presented by The Ringer NFL Show. It premiered this week and all episodes are now available on Spotify.

Tynes spent more than a year reporting and writing the audio documentary, which aims to “crack the code around the intricacies of Newton’s life and the difficulties he faced as an extraordinarily successful black quarterback in the NFL”. Listeners will also get to know Newton’s father, Cecil, and the role he played during the early stages of his career.

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The Cam Chronicles springs up some surprises that are not that well known about Newton. This is particularly evident during the time when college programs up and down the country were looking to secure his services, which is featured heavily in episode one.

Only three schools wanted Newton to play quarterback, these were Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi State. The others had the former face of the Panthers projected to be a tight end thanks to his size and elite athleticism.

As expected, this did not sit well with Newton. And it left Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Virginia Tech, and Oklahoma out of luck.

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Cecil Newton also talks about his son’s upbringing that was centered around god, family, and football. Getting the signal-caller to open up “was harder than imagined”, according to The Ringer NFL Show. But the timing of the podcast docuseries could not be better.

Newton almost immediately speaks out about his desire to remain in Carolina for the duration of his career. This was something that was taken out of the player’s hands this offseason when he was released by the Panthers. And this is a situation that could probably have been handled a lot better.

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This audio documentary is a must for those that idolized Newton during his career. It will also give those that called for the veteran to be given another chance more fuel for their fire.