The most recent installment of the Cam Newton dome saga was downed Sunday night, this time in the form of a straw hat.
Newton is the reigning NFL MVP. He plays like it, and he garments like it. Flashiness is his game, as proven by the quarterback’s viral dance moves and head-turning style he wore $850 zebra-stripe pants to the Super Bowl this year.
But even after Newton notched 453 pas yards and four touchdowns en route to his Panthers’ 46 -2 7 victory over the 49 ers on Sunday, all the talk on Twitter was about Newton’s head , not his arm.
When you got a football game at 1 but the 1947 Republican National Convention at 5 pic.twitter.com/ DnYS0ZRWMO
I like to be on Cam’s head, or at the local state fair handing out awards for knocking down the glass bottle pyramid. #CarolinaPanthers
Cam Newton Hat (@ CamNewtonsHat) September 18, 2016
Cam is ready to join the barbershop quartet pic.twitter.com/ iXM9IMq 8xL
Bleacher Report (@ BleacherReport) September 18, 2016
When you drop 46 on the Niners and you got a Monorail to sell. pic.twitter.com/ KAeJ2HOj 1l
Jared Wade (@ Jared_Wade) September 18, 2016
Remember when Cam Newton wore that hat? Pepperidge Farm recollects. pic.twitter.com/ 7rcqWtZHJk
NFL Memes (@ NFL_Memes) September 18, 2016
I want a hat that looks like it somehow incorporates all the Monopoly pieces. pic.twitter.com/ CxaOQF7g 5g
Bill Barnwell (@ billbarnwell) September 18, 2016
Cam Newton about to hand me a mint julep in the French Quarter at Disneyland pic.twitter.com/ teMBEc2 88 U
Bricks& Bullets (@ BricksnBullets) September 18, 2016
Newton’s strong headwear choices are nothing new, though. The Atlanta native who, by the way, has a personal hat maker this season is no stranger to making a statement.
cam newton will set anything that you tell him is a hat on top of his head. pic.twitter.com/ 3Rp0qoXZDo
matt wolfe (@ mattwolfe1 26) September 18, 2016
Newton’s noggin has constructed headlines for more serious reasons too. Last week, he took repeated helmet-to-helmet knocks from the Denver Broncos merely one of which was called a penalty inspiring outcry from many( including Newton’s dad) about fair officiating and player safety in the NFL. Broncos defenders Brandon Marshall and Darian Stewart aimed up with a combined $42,500 in fines for the hittings on Newton.
Near concussions aside, this is a man who knows how to set an outfit together so it’s a safe bet this hat won’t be the last period Cam makes a splash this season, or even this month, probably.
Just another day in the life of the NFL’s most head-turning player.