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Cam Newton Embed This

Quarterback Age: 30 Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2011 College: Auburn Agent(s): Bus Cook, Tony Paige, Chitta Mallik ()

Panthers – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Cam Newton signed a 5 year, $103,800,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including a $22,500,000 signing bonus, $60,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,760,000. In 2020, Newton will earn a base salary of $18,600,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000, while carrying a cap hit of $21,100,000 and a dead cap value of $2,000,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $103,800,000
    Signing Bonus $22,500,000
    Average Salary $20,760,000
    Total Guarantees $60,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $41,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Option Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2015 Contract details by year 26 $1,000,000 $4,500,000 $7,500,000 - - $13,000,000 $41,000,000 $24,000,000($24,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2015 Dead Cap: $41,000,000 2015 Cap Savings: $-28,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2015 Dead Cap: $41,000,000 2015 Cap Savings: $-28,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2015 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2016 Dead Cap: $28,000,000 2015 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2015 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2016 Dead Cap: $28,000,000 2015 Cap Savings: $0
    2016 Contract details by year 27 $13,000,000 $4,500,000 - $2,000,000 - $19,500,000 $31,000,000 $20,000,000($44,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $31,000,000 2016 Cap Savings: $-11,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $18,000,000 2016 Cap Savings: $1,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2016 Dead Cap: $17,500,000 2017 Dead Cap: $13,500,000 2016 Cap Savings: $2,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2016 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2017 Dead Cap: $13,500,000 2016 Cap Savings: $15,000,000
    2017 Contract details by year 28 $13,166,666 $4,500,000 - $2,000,000 $500,000 $20,166,666 $35,166,666 $23,666,666($67,666,666)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $35,166,666 2017 Cap Savings: $-15,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $22,000,000 2017 Cap Savings: $-1,833,334 Post-6/1 Release 2017 Dead Cap: $20,166,666 2018 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2017 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2017 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2018 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2017 Cap Savings: $13,166,666
    2018 Contract details by year 29 $14,500,000 $4,500,000 - $2,000,000 $500,000 $21,500,000 $30,000,000 $15,000,000($82,666,666)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $30,000,000 2018 Cap Savings: $-8,500,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $15,500,000 2018 Cap Savings: $6,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2018 Dead Cap: $21,500,000 2019 Dead Cap: $8,500,000 2018 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2018 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2019 Dead Cap: $8,500,000 2018 Cap Savings: $14,500,000
    2019 Contract details by year 30 $16,200,000 $4,500,000 - $2,000,000 $500,000 $23,200,000 $9,000,000 $16,700,000($99,366,666)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $14,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $9,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $14,200,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $16,200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $7,000,000 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $16,200,000
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $18,600,000 - - $2,000,000 $500,000 $21,100,000 $2,000,000 $19,100,000($118,466,666)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $19,100,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $19,100,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $19,100,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $19,100,000
    2021 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $41M initially fully guaranteed (signing bonus, 2015 salary, 2015 roster bonus, 2016 option bonus)
    • 2015 Roster Bonus $7.5M (paid 6/6/15)
    • 2016 salary fully guarantees on 3/11/2016
    • 2016 salary de-escalates $500,000 if Newton doesn't attend full workouts
    • 2016: Panthers have the option to offer a $10M supersede signing bonus or a $10M Option Bonus (option exercised)
    • 2017 salary fully guarantees on 3/11/2017
    • 2017-20 Workout Bonus: $500,000

    Previous Contracts

    2011-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $22,025,498
    Signing Bonus $14,518,544
    Average Salary $5,506,375
    Guaranteed $22,025,498
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2011 22 $375,000 $3,629,636 - $4,004,636 $22,025,498 $14,893,544($14,893,544)
    2012 23 $1,376,159 $3,629,636 - $5,005,795 $18,020,998 $1,376,159($16,269,703)
    2013 24 $2,377,318 $3,629,636 - $6,006,954 $13,015,067 $2,377,318($18,647,021)
    2014 25 $3,378,477 $3,629,636 - $7,008,113 $7,008,113 $3,378,477($22,025,498)
    2015 26 $14,666,666 - - $14,666,666 $14,666,666 $14,666,666($36,692,164)
    2016 Free agent year 27 UFA  
    • Fully guaranteed
    • Signing Bonus: $14,518,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 $14,518,544 - - - - - $14,893,544
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $1,376,159 - - - - - - $1,376,159
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,377,318 - - - - - - $2,377,318
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $3,378,477 - - - - - - $3,378,477
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $15,500,000 $7,500,000 - - - - $24,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 $7,000,000 - - - - - $20,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $13,166,666 - - $500,000 - $10,000,000 - $23,666,666
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $14,500,000 - - $500,000 - - - $15,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $16,200,000 - - $500,000 - - - $16,700,000
    9 seasons $65,373,620 $37,018,544 $7,500,000 $1,500,000 - $10,000,000 - $121,392,164
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $18,600,000 - - $500,000 - - - $19,100,000
    $83,973,620 $37,018,544 $7,500,000 $2,000,000 - $10,000,000 - $140,492,164
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    9 seasons Player Cash Earnings $65,373,620 $37,018,544 $7,500,000 $1,500,000 - $10,000,000 - $121,392,164
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/07/2016, $9,115

      Taunting against Atlanta (ATL)


    • Player contract details by year 11/20/2015, $8,681

      Excessive facemask against Jurell Casey (TEN)


    • Player contract details by year 09/24/2013, $10,000

      Violating the league's uniform policy; has been wearing clips on his helmet that are made by Under Armour


    • Player contract details by year 12/27/2012, $21,000

      for making contact with an official against Oakland


    • Player contract details by year 12/27/2012, $10,000

      for kicking Raiders DT Tommy Kelly


    • TOTAL: $58,796

  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Cam Newton ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2019 CAR 2 2 2 146 0.266 89 50 56.2 572 286.00 0 1 71 5 -2 0 2 16.68
    2018 CAR 14 14 14 884 0.836 471 320 67.9 3395 242.50 24 13 94.22 101 488 4 6 282.6
    2017 CAR 16 16 16 1063 0.985 492 291 59.1 3302 206.38 22 16 80.69 139 754 6 9 299.48
    2016 CAR 15 15 14 1022 0.922 510 270 52.9 3509 233.93 19 14 75.85 90 359 5 2 254.26
    2015 CAR 16 16 16 1077 0.977 495 296 59.8 3837 239.81 35 10 99.36 132 636 10 5 389.08
    2014 CAR 14 14 14 927 0.840 448 262 58.5 3127 223.36 18 12 82.13 103 539 5 9 248.98
    2013 CAR 16 16 16 1014 0.985 473 292 61.7 3379 211.19 24 13 88.76 111 585 6 3 297.66
    2012 CAR 16 16 16 1021 0.991 485 280 57.7 3869 241.81 19 12 86.18 127 741 8 10 323.46
    2011 CAR 16 16 16 517 310 60 4051 253.19 21 17 84.54 125 709 14 5 369.64
    Totals 125 125 124 7,154 - 3,980 2,371 59.6 29,041 232.33 182 108 - 933 4,809 58 51 2,481.84