Somebody’s still salty about getting traded?
Last season, in a move that shocked many fans, the Carolina Panthers traded former 1st round pick Kelvin Benjamin to the Bills for a 2018 3rd and 7th round pick. Since the deal, we haven’t heard much from Benjamin…until now.
In a recent interview with The Athletic, the former Panther blasted the organization, and more specifically Cam Newton by questioning his accuracy and knowledge and saying that if he’d been drafted by any other team things would have been much better for him.
“I mean, I felt like I would’ve been even more successful if … I don’t know, man … If I would’ve … Looking back on it, I should’ve just been drafted by somebody else,” Benjamin recently told The Athletic’s Tim Graham. “I should’ve never went to Carolina. Truly, I just think Carolina was bad for me. It was a bad fit from the get-go.
“If you would’ve put me with any other quarterback, let’s be real, you know what I’m saying? Any other accurate quarterback like Rodgers or Eli Manning or Big Ben — anybody! — quarterbacks with knowledge, that know how to place a ball and give you a better chance to catch the ball. It just felt like I wasn’t in that position.”
DANG! It was all good just a year ago…
If what Benjamin thinks is true, he should thrive this year with the Bills (or any other squad for that matter). Next time, it would be smarter to let your play on the field prove that something other than consistently coming into camp out of shape was the reason for disappointing performance. Then we might be able to take comments like these more seriously as opposed to looking at them as mere saltiness and just another case of the bitter ex.