Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has seemingly always drawn comparisons to Carolina Panthers great Cam Newton, even before he played his first NFL snap. Heck, Newton addressed the comparisons last season, before the two met in Week 15 of the 2021 campaign.
That talk resurfaced beginning on Sunday afternoon, when the Bills fell way short of a divisional round win against the Cincinnati Bengals. And Allen didn’t do much to help the cause—throwing for zero touchdowns, one interception and his second-lowest passer rating of the season (68.1).
So, naturally, the fine folks of Twitter did their thing and got “Cam Newton” trending following Allen’s performance. Here’s just some of the more, uh, interesting reactions from fans about where the comparison stands now . . .
I don't want to hear the Josh Allen and Cam Newton comps in my life ever again…..
— 'Nata Edwards (@NataTheScribe) January 22, 2023
Cam Newton made the Super Bowl throwing to Tedd ginn jr and Greg Olsen as his weapons . Don’t ever compare Josh allen to him ever again
— John (@iam_johnw) January 23, 2023
Folks want to compare Josh Allen to Cam. Cam Newton won league MVP and was playing in the Super Bowl in year 5. Josh Allen getting sent home early for a 3rd year in a row with better supporting talent on offense.
— The 4 Man Rush (@4ourmanrush) January 22, 2023
Josh Allen wishes he had the resume Cam Newton does https://t.co/Ed0CucwcQs
— Gray Salter (@Gray_Salter) January 23, 2023
Cam Newton is better than Josh Allen and played with less talent >>>>>>>>>> https://t.co/DVa9SlYMjp
— Snake (@Elijah_Shriner) January 23, 2023
Josh Allen is great bruh
& there is no arguing it
But those who disrespect Cam Newton to uplift him need a reality check dawg lmao
— Yami Marik (@FreezeEm___) January 23, 2023
Seeing cam newton trending for the second time over the last 3 days because he’s better than Josh allen truly warms my heart
— benjamin reeve (@Ben_isJammin_) January 23, 2023
Cam Newton had world leaders dabbing in his prime. Please stop comparing Josh Allen to him
— Zo (@ZoKnowsBall) January 22, 2023
It’s been 24 hours and they are still calling Josh Allen a dollar store version of Cam Newton
— ong Dong Sivers (@DrDelisle) January 23, 2023
Josh Allen number 1 Wide receiver & Cam Newton number 1 WIDE receiver pic.twitter.com/6s6rI6czbv
— white chocolate espresso (@kbosh89) January 23, 2023