The Carolina Panthers showed us all just how much the NFL is a business by unceremoniously moving on from Cam Newton this offseason. The former No. 1 overall pick and 2015 MVP spent nine seasons in Carolina and was released without much fanfare. This started his comeback journey that resulted in the quarterback signing with the New England Patriots. In a classy move, Newton dropped his own tribute video to Carolina.
The video is amazing and shows Newton's contributions both on and off the field. It is just a bit sad he had to do this on his own. Newton had a 68-55-1 record as a starter and took the team to a Super Bowl. All that hard work was pushed out the door in March, and a nine-year relationship couldn't even warrant a small tribute. One tweet summed up the relationship.
Newton has remained the bigger person in this situation, and it will be hard not to root for him, even though he is on the Patriots. The Panthers gave up on him without much acknowledgement of his contributions, but the quarterback still found a way to share some love for his former home.