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Cam Newton Agrees To One-Year, $10 million Deal With Panthers

Guess who’s back, back again? Cam Newton’s back, tell a friend!

As you might have heard, the former MVP met with the Panthers today to talk about a return to Charlotte to fill the QB position, and the two sides agreed to terms to bring Newton back to Charlotte, pending a physical. The one-year deal is worth up to $10 million for the rest of year, including $4.5 million fully guaranteed and a $1.5 million roster bonus, per Ian Rapoport.

The 32-year-old Newton adds experience to the position, and offers possibilities on offense which can only help. And seeing as how he’s vaccinated, he’s able to hit the practice field immediately.

With starter Sam Darnold out four to six weeks with a shoulder injury, the Panthers’ only other quarterbacks on the active roster were P.J. Walker and recently acquired Matt Barkley.

But it’s not just Newton’s 139 NFL starts that make him valuable, it’s the possibilities to help a defense that is near the top of the league, for a team that still has legitimate playoff hopes.

In Newton’s nine seasons with the Panthers, he threw for 29,041 yards and 182 touchdowns, and ran for 58 touchdowns. He’s the team’s all-time leader in all three categories, and he’s also third on the team’s all-time rushing list with 4,806 yards, trailing only Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams.

Newton won the NFL offensive rookie of the year award in 2011, and league MVP honors in 2015, when he led the team to a 15-1 record and a berth in the Super Bowl.

He’s also the NFL’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 70, 12 of which came last year in 15 starts with the Patriots.


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One Response to “Cam Newton Agrees To One-Year, $10 million Deal With Panthers”

  1. FantasyData says:

    Crazy to think his first game back with the Panthers was against the Cardinals, which was the same team he got his first start with as a rookie back in 2011. I only remember that cause he was so cheap on DraftKings, and the guy who won the mill maker had him in his lineup.

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