Blond goatee, straw hat: Is Cam Newton having a 'midlife crisis'?

Cam Newton showed an interesting sense of style when he reported to training camp. David Newton/ESPN

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Is Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton going through a midlife crisis? At age of 27?

That’s what outside linebacker Thomas Davis jokingly told the NFL MVP after Newton arrived at training camp sporting a blond goatee that looks like something out of the Odell Beckham Jr. style book.

"I think we're both at a midlife crisis right now," Newton said Friday. "[Davis] said I was too old to be blonding my beard. I said he was too old to have a Mohawk."

Newton also arrived wearing a tank top and a big-brimmed, black straw hat that he showcased during his first interview of camp.

Asked if hats were an addition to his clothing line, Newton laughed and said, "I'm telling you, I've got a lot of them now. And the funny thing is, I've seen the person make this from scratch. ... Now the accessories, I got that from the closet. Other things, it's just cool to see."

Newton wasn't joking when he said he had a lot of hats. Here are several from his Instagram account posted earlier this summer:

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Newton has been described as unique on the field, and his new look at training camp makes him unique off the field.

“Swag, man," wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin said. “That’s Cam. He’s a trendsetter."