Deebo Samuel had some direct words for Cam Newton and Micah Parsons for their recent criticism of Brock Purdy.
It's very strange how much criticism and doubt San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy receives at the national level.
For the final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, it's pretty remarkable he's accomplished what he's been able to accomplish, surpassing every possible expectation even the most optimistic of fan and analyst would have for someone drafted at that point.
And yet there's a sizable portion of fans, analysts and even players who are itching for Purdy to fail.
Or, at the very least, fall from grace.
Recently, former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton raised eyebrows by calling Purdy (and other quarterbacks) "game managers." While Newton later tried clarifying his comments and even said that being a game manager wasn't "a bad thing," the criticism of Purdy stuck.
Purdy was the betting favorite to earn NFL MVP honors this year entering Week 16. In that game, though, he and the Niners collapsed against quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens 33-19 in which Purdy tossed four interceptions and was pulled from the game late with a minor injury.
Needless to say, that was in-game fodder for Newton and even Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons, too:
Newton later clarified he was using the monocle emoji to suggest, "What's going on here?"
Shots fired, though. And Purdy's teammate, wide receiver Deebo Samuel, wasn't having any of it.
Deebo Samuel slams Cam Newton by saying 'You was a fan 2 weeks ago,' then reminds Micah Parsons of 49ers domination over Cowboys
During his regular appearance on the Up & Adams Show with Kay Adams, Samuel was asked about the criticisms from both Newton and Parsons.
Needless to say, the wide receiver didn't mince words. At all.
"First of all, Cam Newton, stop texting my phone, bro," Samuel said concerning Newton. "You were a fan like two weeks ago. That's mad crazy. You wanted me on your podcast after talking about my quarterback, which is funny to me."
Newton later said it wasn't him who was texting Samuel.
Then, shifting his attention to Parsons, Samuel reminded the All-Pro about the 42-10 victory San Francisco had over Dallas earlier this season.
"But back to Micah Parsons," Samuel continued. "Bro, we beat you a long time ago. I don't get why he's so bothered about what we got going on over here or whatever the case may be."
It's not the first time Samuel has clapped at Parsons.
And, judging by how things are circling around Purdy and the 49ers, it's probably not going to be the last either.