Broncos' Wade Phillips: I haven't seen anyone like Cam Newton, none of us have

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Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is tasked with coming up with a game plan to neutralize Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, a feat no team has been able to achieve this season.

Newton is arguably the most unique quarterback in the league, with an unmatched physical skill set, and Phillips appreciates how special a player he will be facing in Super Bowl 50.

"I haven't seen one like him, none of us have," said Phillips on Friday.

Phillips praised Newton's versatility and his development this season into a pure pocket passer.

The Broncos' defense has faced two quarterbacks with a combined six Super Bowl titles so far in this year's postseason in Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger, but could be facing their biggest challenge yet against a Newton-led offense that's scored 80 points in two playoff games.

"You go from Roethlisberger to Tom Brady, thinking there won't be anything tougher. And now you got Cam Newton," said Phillips.

In his first season as the Broncos' defensive coordinator, Phillips formed the league's No. 1 defense, which has become the strength of this Broncos team.