SJ - July 2, 2020
On Thursday the breakdown of Cam Newton's new contract with the Patriots was revealed. What stood out was just how little guaranteed money his one-year, max $7.5 million deal has included.
In fact the list of quarterbacks who will earn more guaranteed money in 2020 is absolutely ridiculous.
In the 1-year deal for #Patriots QB Cam Newton, the team guaranteed him just $550K — on a $1.05M total base. The definition of low-risk. The reward comes in $700k in per-game rosters bonuses and another $5.75M in incentives. The max is $7.5M in all.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 2, 2020
QBs getting more guaranteed money than Cam ($550K)
Robert Griffin III
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 2, 2020
None of that seems to matter to Cam. He responded in his annoying font to the low guaranteed money with a post of his own saying it's about respect and not money to him.
Cam Newton: This is not about money for me, it’s about respect. pic.twitter.com/gZ4duvKp2e
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) July 2, 2020
A disrespected, hungry Cam, coming off of an injury will be a dangerous combination for the rest of the league to deal with. Cam at 75% is better than a long list of guys in the league. I can't wait to see him Superman-ing all over New England.
The real fun will be to see if he can get a smile on Bill Belichick's face.