Cam Newton

Quarterback

Age: 32
Free Agency: 2022 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 10
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $5,506,250 (2.69% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $5,000,000 (2.08% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.91
  • Contract Value: $5,100,000 ($5,100,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $3,500,000
  • Contract Ranking: 33/101 at QB

Current Contract

(UFA, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202132$1,500,000$2,000,000$1,500,000$100,000$500,000$1,500,000$5,506,2502.7%
Total$1,500,000$2,000,000$1,500,000$100,000$500,000$1,500,000$5,506,250

Contract Notes

Cam Newton agreed to a one year, $5 million contract with the Patriots. According to Mike Garafolo, the contract has a $2 million signing bonus and $3.5 million in guarantees. Another $1.5 million is tied to per game bonuses. $9 million in higher end incentives are available.

Cash Flows

- old money
- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$5.1M
Old Money2021
Cash Due$100,000$5,000,000
Running Cash$5,100,000
Career Earnings: $127,135,498
Career APY: $12,713,550
Potential Earnings: $130,135,498
Total Guarantees: $67,075,498
Largest Cash Payment: $31,000,000 (2015)
Largest Cap Number: $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
PanthersExtensionTerminated20155$103,800,000$20,760,000$41,000,000$99,360,00095.7%$19,872,000
PatriotsSFAExpired20201$1,750,000$1,750,000$550,000$3,750,000214.3%$3,750,000
PatriotsUFAActive20211$5,100,000$5,100,000$3,500,000$2,000,00039.2%$0
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%$2,000,0000.0%
Patriots1$5,750,000$5,750,000$1,662,5000.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusOther BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2011Panthers$375,000$3,629,636$0$0$0$0$0$4,004,6363.3%$14,893,544
2012Panthers$1,376,159$3,629,636$0$0$0$0$0$5,005,7954.2%$1,376,159
2013Panthers$2,377,318$3,629,636$0$0$0$0$2,377,318$6,006,9544.8%$2,377,318
2014Panthers$3,378,477$3,629,636$0$0$0$0$3,378,477$7,008,1135.1%$3,378,477
2015Panthers$1,000,000$4,500,000$7,500,000$0$0$0$8,500,000$13,000,0008.7%$31,000,000
2016Panthers$13,000,000$6,500,000$0$0$0$0$13,000,000$19,500,00012.7%$23,000,000
2017Panthers$13,166,000$6,500,000$0$0$500,000$0$13,166,000$20,166,00011.2%$13,660,000
2018Panthers$14,500,000$6,500,000$0$0$500,000$0$0$21,500,00011.7%$15,000,000
2019Panthers$16,200,000$6,500,000$0$0$500,000$0$0$23,200,00012.1%$16,700,000
2020Patriots$1,050,000$0$0$700,000$0$0$0$1,662,5000.8%$3,750,000
2021Patriots$1,500,000$2,000,000$0$1,500,000$100,000$500,000$1,500,000$5,506,2502.7%$5,000,000
Total$67,922,954$47,018,544$7,500,000$2,200,000$1,600,000$500,000$41,921,795$126,560,248$130,135,498
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Panthers2020$2,000,000$0
Total$2,000,000$0

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
2020150086.6%0.0%242/36865.8%26578103182.91375924.31200

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$19,480,000$5,100,000
Injury Adjusted$19,480,000$5,100,000
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OTC Valuation $6.2M $12.5M $18.7M $25.0M $31.2M APY $7.5M $15.0M $22.5M $30.0M $37.5M $24,983,000 $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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