Cam Newton, Panthers Agree on New Contract: Top Takeaways from Press Conference

June 2, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Carolina Panthers made Cam Newton a very rich man on Tuesday, signing him to a five-year, $103.8 million contract with $60 million guaranteed and a $22.5 million signing bonus, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. 
Shortly after the Panthers announced the deal, Newton, general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Ron Rivera held a press conference to discuss it. 
Gettleman talked about the process of getting the deal done and the importance of doing so, per Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer:
As if the money hadn't already done the talking for them, Gettleman and Rivera made sure to emphasize the value Newton had to the organization, per David Newton of ESPN:
Newton, meanwhile, noted that he didn't involve himself too much in the negotiation process, per Steve Reed of the Associated Press:
As you might anticipate, when a team pays a quarterback the type of money Newton is getting, it expects a Super Bowl will soon follow. Gettleman addressed th...

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