Cam Newton

Quarterback

  • 2019 Salary Cap Charge: $23,200,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cap: 12.05%
  • 2019 Cash Payout: $16,700,000
  • % of 2019 Team Cash Spending: 9.30%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.72
  • Total Contract Value: $103,800,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $20,760,000
  • Position Ranking: 19/117 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $41,000,000
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 245
  • College: Auburn
  • Accrued Seasons: 9
  • Entry: 2011 Draft, Round 1, #1 overall (Panthers)
  • Year Signed: 2015 (Extension)
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)
  • 2019 OTC Valuation: $1,436,000

Contract Notes

Cam Newton signed a five year, $103.8 million contract extension with the Panthers on June 2, 2015 containing $31 million fully guaranteed. Most of the information is based on numbers tweeted out by Joel Corry concerning the cap numbers of the contract. Newton received a $22.5 million signing bonus and $7.5 million roster bonus upon signing the contract. In 2016 he will receive a $10 million option bonus and his 2016 salary will become fully guaranteed if on the roster the 3rd day of the League Year.  In 2017 $6 million of his salary will become guaranteed if on the roster the 3rd day of the League Year.  If you want to see how the contract compares to others the NFL you can read my article on the contract.

Current Contract

(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
201526$1,000,000$4,500,000$7,500,000$0$8,500,000$13,000,0009.1%
201627$13,000,000$6,500,000$0$0$13,000,000$19,500,00012.6%
201728$13,166,000$6,500,000$0$500,000$13,166,000$20,166,00012.1%
201829$14,500,000$6,500,000$0$500,000$0$21,500,00012.1%
201930$16,200,000$6,500,000$0$500,000$0$23,200,00012.3%
202031$18,600,000$2,000,000$0$500,000$0$21,100,00010.6%
Total$76,466,000$32,500,000$7,500,000$2,000,000$34,666,000$118,466,000
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Career Earnings: $121,385,498
Career APY: $13,487,278
Potential Earnings: $140,485,498
Total Guarantees: $63,025,498
Largest Cash Payment: $31,000,000 (2015)
Largest Cap Hit: $23,200,000 (2019)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
PanthersDraftedRenegotiated20114$22,025,498$5,506,375$22,025,498$22,025,498100.0%$5,506,375
PanthersExtensionActive20155$103,800,000$20,760,000$41,000,000$99,360,00095.7%$19,872,000
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Panthers9$121,385,498$13,487,278$119,391,4980.0%$00.0%

Salary Cap History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2011Panthers$375,000$3,629,636$0$0$0$4,004,6363.3%$14,893,544
2012Panthers$1,376,159$3,629,636$0$0$0$5,005,7954.2%$1,376,159
2013Panthers$2,377,318$3,629,636$0$0$2,377,318$6,006,9544.9%$2,377,318
2014Panthers$3,378,477$3,629,636$0$0$3,378,477$7,008,1135.3%$3,378,477
2015Panthers$1,000,000$4,500,000$7,500,000$0$8,500,000$13,000,0009.1%$31,000,000
2016Panthers$13,000,000$6,500,000$0$0$13,000,000$19,500,00012.6%$23,000,000
2017Panthers$13,166,000$6,500,000$0$500,000$13,166,000$20,166,00012.1%$13,660,000
2018Panthers$14,500,000$6,500,000$0$500,000$0$21,500,00012.1%$15,000,000
2019Panthers$16,200,000$6,500,000$0$500,000$0$23,200,00012.3%$16,700,000
2020Panthers$18,600,000$2,000,000$0$500,000$0$21,100,00010.6%$19,100,000
Total$83,972,954$47,018,544$7,500,000$2,000,000$40,421,795$140,491,498$140,485,498

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201116----98.9%0.0%310/51760%405121173584.51267065.61452
201216----99.1%0.0%280/48557.7%386919123686.21277415.88103
2013160098.5%0.0%292/47361.7%337924134388.81115855.3631
2014142083.9%0.0%262/44858.5%312718123882.11035395.2595
2015160097.7%0.0%296/49659.7%383735103399.21326364.81054
2016151092.2%0.0%270/51052.9%350919143675.8903594.0532
2017160098.5%0.0%277/45860.5%312221133384.31286955.4671
2018142083.6%0.0%320/47167.9%339524132994.21014884.8460
2019214012.9%0.0%50/8956.2%57201671.05-2-0.4022

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$1,436,000$20,760,000
Injury Adjusted$10,351,375$2,595,000
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OTC Valuation $4.9M $9.7M $14.6M $19.5M $24.4M APY $5.8M $11.7M $17.5M $23.3M $29.2M $20,316,000 $21,000,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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