After leading the Panthers to two straight NFC South division titles, Cam Newton has the full faith of the front office and coaches.
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The Carolina Panthers have given a contract extension to starting QB Cam Newton on a five-year deal worth over $103 million with about $60 million guaranteed.
NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport as well as ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Newton’s agents had successfully negotiated the deal to make him among the highest paid QBs in the NFL.
Cam Newton and the #Panthers have agreed to terms on a 5-year, $103M deal, source said. Negotiated by Chitta Mallik, Tony Paige & Bus Cook.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 2, 2015
Cam Newton will earn $67.6M in the first 3 years of his deal, source said. Most money every in a 3-year period. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 2, 2015
Cam Newton’s new 5-year, $103.8 million deal also includes $60 million guaranteed, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 2, 2015
The No. 1 overall draft pick by Carolina in 2011, Newton led the Panthers to back-to-back NFC South division titles in 2013 and 2014 – the franchise’s first ever back-to-back playoff appearances. In his four years as a starter, Newton has made the Pro Bowl twice and was named NFL Rookie of the Year after he set the NFL record for rushing TDs by a QB in a season with 14 in 2011.
Though his career record is just 30-31-1, Newton’s passer rating for a season has never dropped below 80 and has frequently been among the biggest highlight-reel players in the league.
Ironically, the news comes just hours after the New Orleans Saints gave a contract extension to another NFC South “Cam” – Cameron Jordan, who has 6.0 of his 29.0 career sacks against Newton – more than against any other QB in the NFL.
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