Cam Newton Reportedly Turned Down Two Teams Before Signing With the Panthers

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SJ - November 11, 2021

Cam Newton signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, shortly after it was reported he was in Charlotte meeting with the team.  The deal is reportedly worth up to $10 million with $4.5 million in guarantees.

The Panthers rolled out the red carpet for the former MVP and Panthers legend on social media.

Shortly after Newton agreed to the one-year reunion with the Panthers it was revealed that he turned down offers from two other teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Houston Texans.  Both of those teams had injuries to their starting quarterbacks.

Fortunately for Carolina, Newton was still available when Sam Darnold went down.  Beyond Darnold the Panthers didn't have many options.  That explains why he wasn't benched for his poor play this season.

With Cam on the roster it sounds like the Panthers are going to have options when Darnold returns, assuming he plays well or at least better than Darnold.  That shouldn't be too hard for Cam to do.


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