Benjamin Says He Wished Carolina Never Drafted Him

August 05, 2018 - 10:32 am

The Buffalo Bills made waves at last year’s Trade Deadline when they acquired WR Kelvin Benjamin from the Carolina Panthers for two draft picks.

In an interview with the Athletic, Kelvin Benjamin talked about the upcoming season and how the Bills are using him in the slot on some formations, but the most news-worthy topic was when he talked about his time in Carolina.

The former Florida State stand-out was open about being disappointed with his time with the Panthers and even had an interesting take on Quarterback Cam Newton.

“I mean, I felt like I would’ve been even more successful if  ... I don’t know, man… If I would’ve…Looking back at it, I should’ve just been drafted by somebody else.  I should’ve never went to Carolina.  Truly, I just think Carolina was bad for me.  It was bad 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.”

Naturally, Benjamin was met with some fan backlash to which he responded with a tweet:


I’m just crazy then !!! I was the one who buried my mom and skip the grievance process to get back and help that team .... let be real it’s was all fake .. and to be honest i was salty Who wouldn’t be .... I just ben holding it all in. And now I’m free. Hate me or love me ..----

— Kelvin Benjamin (@kelvinbenjamin) August 4, 2018

Benjamin’s option was picked up by Carolina prior to last season and is entering the final year of his five-year entry level contract.  Stay tuned to ESPN Rochester for the latest Bills news.

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