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Video emerges of rookie Cam Newton in awe at facing Peyton Manning

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Conference Championship weekend is over and we now know that the Denver Broncos will take on the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium.

The season finale sees 39-year-old Peyton Manning going up against a veritable baby in Cam Newton, with the 13-year age difference between the two starting quarterbacks being the biggest in Super Bowl history.

Some footage has now emerged from 2011, of a fresh-faced Cam on Jon Gruden's QB Camp ahead of the Draft - in which Newton got taken first overall. Newton got asked about facing Manning in the future and his response was amazing.


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“What’s it gonna be like when you gotta face The Sheriff?” Gruden said.

“I can’t even fathom what my thought process is gonna be like,” Newton replied, looking almost overwhelmed by the prospect of facing one of the greatest quarterbacks in history.

“You know what Peyton Manning is doing right now?” Gruden added. “Studying film. He’s just sitting there, he’s just watching, he’s just waiting for a shot at you.”

You can take a look at the video of the exchange here...

In fact, it seems that even after several years in the League, Newton still is in awe of Manning, judging by his reaction to being told that he was facing the Broncos in SB 50.

You can check out some more of Gruden's QB Camp with Newton here, which includes Cam revealing that he never had to call a play during his time at Auburn in college.

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