Cameron Sutton reached an agreement to join the Detroit Lions on Monday, March 13, and as soon as the news broke, the reactions started flying in.

Fans and analysts alike loved the move to put Sutton in the needy Detroit backfield for 2023, and their glee may only improve when they hear what Cameron Heyward has to say about the cornerback.

Heyward, a six-time Pro Bowler with the Pittsburgh Steelers and three-time first-team All-Pro, is Pittsburgh royalty. His father Craig Heyward was a 10 year pro, and his brother Connor Heyward has continued the tradition.

Before the offseason, Heyward was asked by Dave Dameshek on on the Minus Three Podcast about who his favorite teammates were. Without much hesitation, Heyward name-dropped Sutton, a player he praised for not only his versatility, but the mean mindset he plays with.

Cam Sutton going to Detroit. Blech.
Listen to Cam Heyward talk about #20 here…

— Dave Dameshek (@Dameshek) March 13, 2023

“I really like Cam Sutton. He’s a free agent this year. There’s so many different things Cam does that go unnoticed. He can play nickel, he can play outside, he can play the dime. The fact that you can move him around, and he plays with a little bit of a mean streak, he’s a guy I really do appreciate,” Heyward says in the clip, posted by Dameshek on Twitter.

After the signing, many have praised what Sutton will bring to the mix for the Lions, and the word versatility has come up a lot in reference to the player. Sutton can play inside and out, and has some fantastic ball skills.

Perhaps more notable to this conversation is the edge he plays with, which Heyward referenced. The Lions are building a tough team under Dan Campbell, so to hear Sutton is physical and plays with an edge is not a surprise.

It’s clear Heyward thinks the world of a man who is set to jump into Detroit’s backfield to play a big role for the team.

Cameron Sutton Praised for Work With Steelers

Sutton’s work in Pittsburgh has been very impressive in many different ways, and the shockwaves of his departure were being felt well after the agreement was revealed.

As Steelers beat writer Mark Kaboly tweeted, one of the traits that Sutton is most known for are his smarts. That’s something most within the Pittsburgh organization at every …read more



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