Tuesday ESPN the Magazine revealed Cam Newton as its NEXT cover athlete on the iconic ABC SuperSign In New York City's Times Square. Newton is the first cover athlete to be revealed in this grand way. "The NEXT designation recognizes athletes poised for greatness." I think Cam has proven to everyone this season that he is indeed destined for greatness, as he has become a favorite in the Rookie of the Year (ROY) conversation. As a Cam Newton fan, I am extremely excited about what he will do and what he will bring to the league. As a Saints fan, not so much. I feel that Cam and the Panthers will be nipping at our heels within the NFC South division in the seasons to come. For now, I'm more than happy to see him grace the cover of the NEXT Issue
(who needs the NFL Magazine cover anyway). This January 9, 2012 issue hits the newsstands Friday (if you're a subscriber, you should receive it in your mailbox today).
You can read the full ESPN the Magazine article here. And I notice in the article that Cam talked about "the sad state of his wardrobe." Cam, have your people call me. I live in Charlotte and I can help you with that. Call me.