"He may be Benjamin Button," Newton said during his press conference. "He looks like a GQ model. Golly, I see no gray. I look at [Panthers backup quarterback Derek Anderson], and he's full of gray already."
Newton was asked if he could imagine playing at a high level when he reached Brady's age -- which remains 12 years away.
"We just got to get there," Newton said.
For those unfamiliar with Cam's pop culture reference, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button was a F. Scott Fitzgerald short story -- later adapted into a 2005 film starring Brad Pitt -- about a man who ages in reverse and hooks up with Cate Blanchett occasionally. Is it possible Tom Brady began his life as an infant that had the appearance and physical issues associated with an elderly man? No. Not really.
Then again, is that explanation any more plausible than "I stay 28 forever by eating fake desserts and sleeping in rooms with no technology or pet dander?" No. Not really.
The truth is out there ... somewhere.