Cam Newton is set to climb to the top of the NFL mountain

It's old-school vs. new-wave NFL quarterbacking.

It's the most-celebrated winner of the league's MVP award against the player who is the lock to capture this season's honor.

It's the marquee Super Bowl 50 matchup.

And it's bad, bad, bad news for Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos.

Cam Newton isn't just set to grab the torch from Manning in what will likely be the latter's final NFL game. Newton will rip it from Manning's hands, use it as a celebratory prop while dabbing and then hand it to a young Carolina Panthers fan in the front row of the end zone at Levi's Stadium like with all the footballs following his scores.

At age 39 and with his arm strength diminished by multiple neck surgeries, Manning has become a mere mortal under center.

Newton is Superman with his play backing up his superhero homage.

Newton's unearthly football powers were on full display again Sunday night as the Panthers easily dispatched of Arizona, 49-15, in the NFC Championship Game at chilly Bank of America Stadium.

Newton had a blast doing it, too. He helped whip the crowd of 74,294 fans into a frenzy during pregame introductions, taking his time to mimic ripping his jersey open a la the Man of Steel. He bounced around the field to keep fans energized. He ran into the end zone to help Panthers defensive players celebrate Luke Kuechly's late interception return of Carson Palmer for a touchdown. And he couldn't help but smile when fans chanted "MVP! MVP!" as Newton spoke from the makeshift stage where the Panthers were presented the George Halas Trophy for winning the conference.

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