Cam Newton
Quarterback
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2011
Experience: 7 Years
College: Auburn
Contract: 5 yr(s)
$103,800,000
Signing Bonus $22,500,000 AAV$20,760,000 G'teed:$60,000,000 Free Agent:2021 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2015 Contract details by year 26 $1,000,000 $4,500,000 $7,500,000 - - $13,000,000 $41,000,000
2016 Contract details by year 27 $13,000,000 $4,500,000 - $2,000,000 - $19,500,000 $31,000,000
2017 Contract details by year 28 $13,166,666 $4,500,000 - $2,000,000 $500,000 $20,166,666 $35,166,666
2018 Contract details by year 29 $14,500,000 $4,500,000 - $2,000,000 $500,000 $21,500,000 $15,500,000
2019 Contract details by year 30 $16,200,000 $4,500,000 - $2,000,000 $500,000 $23,200,000 $8,500,000
2020 Contract details by year 31 $18,600,000 - - $2,000,000 $500,000 $21,100,000 $2,000,000
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
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus 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 - - $23,666,666
7 seasons $34,673,620 $37,018,544 $18,000,000 $89,692,164

Cap Hit

#13
Quarterback
#1
Carolina Panthers
#13
NFL

AAV

#21
Quarterback
#15
NFL

Cash

#21
Quarterback
#47
NFL
  • Oct 7 2016

    Fined $9,115 Taunting against Atlanta (ATL)

  • Nov 20 2015

    Fined $8,681 Excessive facemask against Jurell Casey (TEN)

  • Jun 2 2015

    Signed a 5 year $103.8 million extension with Carolina (CAR)

  • Apr 24 2014

    Carolina (CAR) exercised a $14.66M option for 2015

  • Jul 29 2011

    Signed a 4 year $22 million contract with Carolina (CAR)

  • Apr 28 2011

    Drafted by Carolina (CAR): Round 1 (#1 overall)