Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick Team Up to Destroy a Katy Perry Song

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 18, 2014

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Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick are quarterbacks, a profession that does not mandate crooning, singing or carrying a tune, even for a little bit. This, my friends, is a very good thing. 

Kissing Suzy Kolber's Christmas Ape (h/t Sports Illustrated) spotted the following video of two superstars bringing down the house one awful note at a time.  

For those who enjoy passion without talent, go ahead and click on the video below. For those who value their hearing, the following features two quarterbacks singing horribly. 

We see your curiosity got the best of you. 

Apparently, the duo were tasked with hosting duties for Cartoon Network‘s Hall of Game Awards, something that mandated they belt out a few lyrics from the nearly ubiquitous song "Roar" by Katy Perry. 

The moment the Panthers' Newton leans in and screams, "Because I have the eye of the tiger," you know where things are headed. 

However, we are going to take the counter point of view, because we absolutely love this performance. Newton adheres to the karaoke rule that no matter how well you sing, you simply have to sing with some measure of passion. 

That's something that gets missed the second Kaepernick takes the mic, because he stumbles ever so slightly. It's the musical equivalent of an Alfred Morris run, because you aren't quite sure where things are headed. 

We then get a duet with the two who are thankfully employed by jobs that don't require flawlessly delivering pop music fare on a daily basis.  

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The two end by belting out, "You're going to hear me roar!" That's when Newton decides to pat he and his colleague's back by chiming in with, "Not bad." 

Please, America, don't ever ask Newton to judge any singing show. 

In all seriousness, the small glimpse into the night's proceedings illustrates one thing: The two athletes weren't phoning it in. 

Both understand their talents are on the field and not on the stage, but both decided to give all of the kids a great show anyway. We like to think that should be enough to garner them another invitation to a similar event.

In fact, we will all but guarantee they are asked to reprise their roles as the NFL's worst singers at some future awards show. 

Album deals and music videos may not be in the future, but that doesn't mean we don't enjoy seeing these two try to sing. 

Keep it coming, you two. Miley Cyrus has an extensive library for you to cover. 


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