Cam Newton dabbin’, Jay Cutler smokin’ -- animated emojis are here

Chicago Tribune

SportsManias’ player emojis have been around since early in the fantasy -- ahem -- NFL football season, but a couple of them could find themselves in a lot of Twitter, Facebook and text messages leading up to Super Bowl Sunday.

Luckily, the sports content curator made animated emojis for Cam Newton and Peyton Manning, who will face off in a quarterback duel when the Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7.


Manning “shouts” as the word “Omaha” appears over his forehead (note: The images are animated after downloading the app to your phone). Newton dabs, dances and does his Superman impersonation in one emoji, and in another he just flashes the Superman “S” on his chest as his eyes light up.

Bonus for Bears fans: There’s also an emoji of Jay Cutler puffing on a cigarette, a riff on the Smokin’ Jay meme. Aaron Rodgers does his “Discount Double-Check” move to reveal a championship belt.

The emoji keyboard can be used on WhatsApp, iMessage and other platforms.

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