He is the NFL's most valuable player, a transcendent talent who won the Heisman Trophy and a national championship in college football.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, though, remains in search of a Super Bowl title after being neutralized Sunday in the Denver Broncos' 24-10 victory over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium.
Newton answered only seven questions during a postgame news conference, most with very short answers.
He said the Broncos “did nothing” different on defense.
“They outplayed us,” he said.
Newton was sacked six times, lost two fumbles and had a pass intercepted.
The Cardinals have beaten up on a trio of bad teams in the Falcons, Texans and Jaguars to improve to 6-4, so it's hard to tell if they are for real or not. This weekend's game against the Colts will be revealing.