The Queen City was jumping for joy yesterday when they signed quarterback Cam Newton to a five-year $103.8 million dollar extension. This deal came at a perfect time for the organization because he was entering the last year of his rookie deal and now all he has to do is focus on football and bringing the Lombardi trophy back to Charlotte.
The Contract Breakdown
Year Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2015 $1,000,000 $4,500,000 $7,500,000 – $13,000,000 $54,000,000
2016 $13,000,000 $4,500,000 – $2,000,000 $19,500,000 $41,000,000
2017 $13,666,666 $4,500,000 – $2,000,000 $20,166,666 $21,500,000
2018 $15,000,000 $4,500,000 – $2,000,000 $21,500,000 $15,000,000
2019 $16,700,000 $4,500,000 – $2,000,000 $23,200,000 $8,500,000
2020 $19,100,000 – – $2,000,000 $21,100,000 $2,000,000
Why this deal makes so much sense
The NFL is no doubt a passing league and you must have a quarterback that you can trust to lead your team game in and out. Cam Newton has done that since entering the league in 2011 he has put up video game time numbers that would make defensive coordinators sweat In just four years he has 14,426 passing yards and 82 touchdowns, but let’s not forget he is a dual threat coming out of the backfield. Rushing he has 2,571 yards and 33 touchdowns. His ability to create off of broken plays is jaw-dropping sometimes because it looks impossible and he is dead to rights, but somehow he is able to make something out of nothing.
The production on the field speaks for itself and shows why the Panthers were so eager to lock up Newton, but the leadership qualities on the field and the willingness to do anything to help his team win also played a huge part in getting this deal done right now.
This also shows the loyalty and trust the Panthers have in Newton to lead to the promise land and finally bring the Queen City a much anticipated championship. He has also been great with the fans giving footballs away after every score not many players think of the fans after a big play, it is a trademark that everyone loves about him! He is the entire package and haters can say what they want, but his play on the field is unmatched and his passion for the game bleeds through on every play. Congratulations Cam Newton well-deserved and Go Panthers!!!