COVER CANDY: Cam Newton, Tim Tebow on GQ Mags annual NFL Kickoff issue

Cam Newton, Tim Tebow share cover duty for GQ Magazine’s 2012 NFL Kickoff issue.

When it comes to cover candy at Ballertainment, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (along with MLB’s Matt Kemp) sit atop our list.

This is Baby Cam’s second cover for GQ Mag (last June, we gave you a glimpse of the first) and he certainly doesn’t disappoint, but joining him this year is New York Jets QB, Tim Tebow, and Tim definitely holds his own. If anyone can tow the line of reppin’ for Jesus the Christ and being a sex symbol, I suppose it would be Tebow.

Each cover story examines the men in somewhat unforgiving terms. For all of Cam Newton’s unprecedented rookie accomplishments, his tendency toward immature reaction to his mistakes will hopefully disappear this season.

An excerpt from the GQ article indicates that it likely will:

As for Tim Tebow, he may be a marketers dream, and Christianity’s golden boy, but from a football perspective, the questions of his ability to throw the ball remain, especially for Jets fans. In an excerpt from Tebow’s GQ article, writer Devin Gordon says:

    This, really, is the root of my beef with Tebowmania: It has nothing to do with football. It’s a sales pitch—a sensation built on evangelism, not ability, powered by people who see a chance to turn the NFL into the next front of the culture war. And now that culture war is coming to my team.

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Gallery photos via GQ/Peggy Sirota/Mark Seliger



Stardust sprinkles to Necole Bitchie.

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