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: 12.27%
  • 2019 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.72
  • Total Contract Value: $103,800,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $20,760,000
  • Position Ranking: 1/25 at QB
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $41,000,000
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 245
  • College: Auburn
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • Entry: 2011 Draft, Round 1, #1 overall (Panthers)
  • Year Signed: 2015
  • Contract Type: Extension
  • Free Agency: 2021 (UFA)

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

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2015 26 $1,000,000 $8,500,000 $4,500,000 $7,500,000 $0 $0 $13,000,000 9.1%
2016 27 $13,000,000 $13,000,000 $6,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $19,500,000 12.6%
2017 28 $13,166,000 $13,166,000 $6,500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 $20,166,000 12.1%
2018 29 $14,500,000 $6,500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 $21,500,000 12.1%
2019 30 $16,200,000 $6,500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 $23,200,000 12.2%
2020 31 $18,600,000 $2,000,000 $0 $500,000 $0 $21,100,000 10.6%
Total $76,466,000 $32,500,000 $7,500,000 $2,000,000 $0 $118,466,000
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Career Earnings: $104,685,498
Career APY: $13,085,687
Potential Earnings: $140,485,498
Total Guarantees: $77,685,498
Largest Cash Payment: $31,000,000 (2015)
Largest Cap Hit: $23,200,000 (2019)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Panthers Drafted Renegotiated 2011 5 $36,685,498 $7,337,100 $36,685,498 $22,025,498 60.0% $5,506,375
Panthers Extension Active 2015 5 $103,800,000 $20,760,000 $41,000,000 $82,660,000 79.6% $20,665,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Panthers 8 $104,685,498 $13,085,687 $96,191,498 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2011 Panthers $375,000 $3,629,636 $0 $0 $0 $4,004,636 3.3% $14,893,544
2012 Panthers $1,376,159 $3,629,636 $0 $0 $0 $5,005,795 4.2% $1,376,159
2013 Panthers $2,377,318 $2,377,318 $3,629,636 $0 $0 $0 $6,006,954 4.9% $2,377,318
2014 Panthers $3,378,477 $3,378,477 $3,629,636 $0 $0 $0 $7,008,113 5.3% $3,378,477
2015 Panthers $1,000,000 $8,500,000 $4,500,000 $7,500,000 $0 $0 $13,000,000 9.1% $31,000,000
2016 Panthers $13,000,000 $13,000,000 $6,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $19,500,000 12.6% $23,000,000
2017 Panthers $13,166,000 $13,166,000 $6,500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 $20,166,000 12.1% $13,660,000
2018 Panthers $14,500,000 $6,500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 $21,500,000 12.1% $15,000,000
2019 Panthers $16,200,000 $6,500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 $23,200,000 12.2% $16,700,000
2020 Panthers $18,600,000 $2,000,000 $0 $500,000 $0 $21,100,000 10.6% $19,100,000
Total $83,972,954 $47,018,544 $7,500,000 $2,000,000 $0 $140,491,498   $140,485,498

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Passing Rushing Fumbles
Offense Special Comp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRating AttYardsAvgTD TotalLost
2011 16 98.9% 0.0%310/51760%405121173584.51267065.61452
2012 16 99.1% 0.0%280/48557.7%386919123686.21277415.88103
2013 16 98.5% 0.0%292/47361.7%337924134388.81115855.3631
2014 14 83.9% 0.0%262/44858.5%312718123882.11035395.2595
2015 16 97.7% 0.0%296/49659.7%383735103399.21326364.81054
2016 15 92.2% 0.0%270/51052.9%350919143675.8903594.0532
2017 16 98.5% 0.0%277/45860.5%312221133384.31286955.4671
2018 14 83.6% 0.0%320/47167.9%339524132994.21014884.8460

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average