Cam Newton’s Development Has Made Him Worth Massive Contract

May 26, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Carolina Panthers are approaching a critical moment in their history.
Current starting quarterback Cam Newton is entering his fifth season in the NFL. His rookie contract lasts just one more season, and he has yet to agree to an extension with the franchise. The quarterback market is as volatile as it has ever been right now, so signing any quarterback to a long-term deal is a huge commitment.
A few teams have been able to avoid that commitment by structuring deals in specific ways, but Newton has apparently refused to entertain the idea of signing a deal similar to Andy Dalton's or Colin Kaepernick's.
Newton wants guaranteed money and a real commitment to his future from the Panthers. He wants a real contract, not one the team can get out of easily. The Panthers appear willing to give him one, too, but both sides are seemingly content to let Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson set the market.
In terms of team success and reputation, Newton ...

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