News: Newton and the Panthers have agreed to a five-year, $103 million contract extension, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
Impact: In the first three years of the deal, Newton will rake in $67.6 million, which is the record for most money in a three-year span in NFL history. His dual threat status has resulted in at least 18 touchdown throws in each of his first four seasons and 33 total scores on the ground. However, his passing yardage has decreased in each campaign, as his receiving corps experienced some flux with the departure of Steve Smith prior to last season. Newton will aim to bounce back with the likes of WR Kelvin Benjamin (hamstring) and TE Greg Olsen.
News: Newton has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Carolina Panthers and a person close to the negotiations says the deal is worth $103.8 million. The person says Newton will earn $67.6 million over the first three years, the most money ever paid to an NFL player during the first three years of a contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the financial terms of the extension have not been released.
Impact: The deal keeps Newton under contract through the 2020 season. The Panthers will hold a press conference Tuesday evening. The 26-year-old Newton has been to two Pro Bowls and led Carolina to back-to-back NFC South championships since the Panthers made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.
News: Contract talks between the Carolina Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton on a multi-year contract extension are continuing and the sides are close to getting a deal done, said a person close to the negotiations.
Impact: Newton is expected to command a contract in excess of $20 million per season, which would be line with what several other starting NFL quarterbacks have signed. The 26-year-old Newton is entering his fifth season with Carolina and has led the Panthers to back-to-back NFC South championships.