The two quarterbacks handled defeat in very different ways following their Super Bowl losses. Watch both postgame interviews here.
“We got outplayed, bro.”
That was the biggest quote that came out of Cam Newton’s postgame interview following Carolina’s 24-10 loss to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The Panther’s QB, who just a day earlier won the NFL MVP award, rattled off short answers after being stifled by the Broncos’ defense all evening. Then, after a little more than two minutes of questioning, he got up and walked away.
Newton faced harsh criticism over his postgame demeanor after the game. One of the most notable critics was Hall of Famer Deion Sanders.
“You are the face of our brand right now, you can’t do that,” Sanders said after the game on CBS. “I understand the emotions of losing, but you can’t do that. A Manning, a Brady … all these guys who are a prototypical type of quarterback in our game, they’re not going to do that ever.”
Flashback to a year ago, when Russell Wilson and the Seahawks faced quite likely the toughest loss in Super Bowl history, with Wilson throwing an interception at the 2 yard line. But despite the gut-wrenching loss, Wilson sat through his media availability, taking the blame for the loss while remaining positive.
“I put the blame on me,” he said. “The guy made a play. I don’t know what I could’ve done differently.”
“I love the guys we have around me. I hate feeling like I’m the one who lost it. For me, I keep my head up, though.”
Here’s the full video. Wilson begins talking at the 1:28 mark.