The forgotten one?

Cam Newton's fight to stay relevant says a lot about the state of franchise QBs

Originally Published: September 20, 2013
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

THE TOWEL HAS moved. It's not gone. It'll never be gone. But yes, the towel perpetually stretched atop Cam Newton's head has been moved back an inch. Maybe two. Now everyone finally can see that smile, the one previously available only via TV commercials and Auburn game film, live and in person. "Look at that smile, man," Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert says, pointing to the quarterback as he sits at his locker. "Doesn't that smile make you want to block for the man? Or at least go buy ...

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