Football is back, the NFL preseason is underway, and conveniently Kelvin Benjamin’s old team the Carolina Panthers opened up against Kelvin Benjamin’s new team the Buffalo Bills. This comes just days after Kelvin Benjamin ripped Cam Newton in the media saying:
I mean, I felt like I would’ve been even more successful if … I don’t know, man … If I would’ve … Looking back on it, I should’ve just been drafted by somebody else. I should’ve never went to Carolina. Truly, I just think Carolina was bad for me. It was a bad fit from the get-go. If you would’ve put me with any other quarterback, let’s be real, you know what I’m saying? Any other accurate quarterback like Rodgers or Eli Manning or Big Ben — anybody! — quarterbacks with knowledge, that know how to place a ball and give you a better chance to catch the ball. It just felt like I wasn’t in that position.
Cam Newton obviously took offense to Kelvin Benjamin trashing him in the media with that quote, and before their preseason game, Newton got in Benjamin’s face to discuss it. Benjamin tried to walk away from the situation, but Newton followed, jawing at him the entire time. Eventually they exchanged a few more words and Newton walked away, but football is back, and rivals are back and that’s all that matters.