Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton were the first two players selected in the 2011 draft, so it’s only fitting that they squared off on the field in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.
Miller was unblockable during the game and was Newton’s worst nightmare—recording two-and-a-half sacks (forcing fumbles on two of those) and five solo tackles. The All-Pro linebacker has been on an absolute tear since the beginning of December, racking up nine sacks and forcing four fumbles in those seven games. He was named Super Bowl 50 MVP, and stood out among the rest of the pack as the clear choice to win the award, producing big plays in the most timely moments.
And while his performance on the field was stellar, his troll game afterwards was even better. We all know the Panthers’ signature celebration is to get together and pose for a group photo while they dab at the end of games, and Miller played off that. He took to Instagram after the game and posted a hilarious image which shows the Panthers players dabbing, but here’s the kicker: It was edited to replace their faces with “Crying Jordan” ones instead.
In case you couldn’t figure out that Miller was mocking the Panthers’ signature celebration, the caption he used for the photo made it clear.
“Jus Dab!!!” Miller wrote.
The Broncos linebacker had some fun at Future’s expense as well, inviting the rapper to the team’s after-party in a separate post. Future was in attendance at Bank of America Stadium for the Panthers’ win over the Seahawks in the divisional round and snapped a photo with Newton and Young Jeezy, so Miller posted his album cover on Instagram after Super Bowl 50 ended.
Newton and the Panthers put a target on their heads by incessantly celebrating and dabbing on and off the field, so Miller flipped the script and put it back on them after his team emerged victorious in Super Bowl 50.