As of now, all football fans and especially Carolina Panther fans are aware that their quarterback Cam Newton and the Panthers organization have agreed to on a five year contract extension for 1.3.8 million or 20 plus million for the 5 year agreement. The contract extension and the sum place him in the upper ranks of young quarterbacks and the market value that the Panthers were willing to pay.
According to SPORTSNAUT author Vincent Frank 60 million of Newton’s contract is guaranteed; here are the numbers and some facts regarding Newton’s contract extension.
- The $60 million guaranteed ranks Newton second behind Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers. Though, it must be noted that Kaepernick’s deal is not fully guaranteed, and allows the 49ers to get out from under it after each season without a cap hit. It remains to be seen how Newton’s guarantees will be structured.
- The $67.6 million payout in the first three years of Newton’s deal is the most during that span in the history of the NFL. This also seems to make the full $67.6 million nearly guaranteed. Carolina isn’t releasing Newton over the next two years.
- Newton’s average annual salary of $20.76 million ranks him third among NFL players behind Aaron Rodgers ($22.0 million) and Ben Roethlisberger ($21.85 million).
- Assuming Newton starts all 16 games over the next three seasons, he will earn $1.41 million per start.
- Based on Newton’s four-year NFL averages, he will earn $5,757.07 per passing yard in a given season.
- He will also earn about $1 million per touchdown pass.
- Newton will earn $30 million on the first year of the deal.
There are other young quarterbacks that are waiting for new contractual deals with their teams so it’s wait and see who and which the next 20 million dollar plus quarterback will be Andrew Luck or Russell Wilson. You can bet all three will get paid based on their numbers and facts as well.
The source for the contract information is from Vincent Frank and can be located at the following. http://network.yardbarker.com/all_sports/article_external/cam_newton_extension_by_the_numbers/18898694?linksrc=story_home_module_related_18898538
Dr. Fred Cromartie is the Director of Doctoral Studies at the United States Sports Academy.