Part of Diddy expressing his desire Sunday night to become the Carolina Panthers' next owner had the rap mogul saying that if he gets the keys to the franchise that he "will immediately address the Colin Kaepernick situation and put him in the running for next year’s starting quarterback."
So, what does Cam Newton think about that? After all, the former NFL MVP is in his seventh season as the starting QB for the Panthers and has led the squad to a 10-4 record in playoff contention this year.
Well, when asked about Diddy's plan to own the Panthers and have him and Kaepernick battle it out for the quarterback spot, Newton said, "I'm all for it."
"I'm cool with it," Newton told reporters during a press conference Wednesday, as reported by ESPN. "Whatever happens, happens. They say two things happen in competition, either you get better or you get worse. I'm all for it, whatever."
He added: "As far as a person that I've always looked up to, Puff Daddy, Diddy, whatever you want to call him, for that to even being mentioned, that's cool in itself."
Watch his full comments below.
That being said, Newton also stated, "I still don't even know what to expect" regarding the team's current owner, Jerry Richardson, announcing Sunday night that he'll sell the franchise at the end of the season following a Sports Illustrated report, which claimed he reached settlements with at least four team employees over accusations of work misconduct.
Although Newton said he's "cool" with the idea of competing with Kaepernick for the QB job if Diddy becomes owner, the possibility may never come to fruition even if the Puff winds up purchasing the team.
That's because, shortly after Diddy publicly announced his desire to buy the Panthers and his plan for Kaepernick, the woke free-agent QB tweeted that he wants in on a possible ownership group to purchase the franchise with him.
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