Carolina Panthers versus Seattle Seahawks
January 10, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) throws against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Newton now signed a five-year extension worth $103.8 million, with a $22.5 million signing bonus and $60 million guaranteed. It can be argued Cam’s numbers do not match up to his selection, but look at what he has done for this team. In 2010, the year before Cam was drafted, the Panthers were 2-14. Now look at their record after Cam was drafted.
- 2011: 6-10
- 2012: 7-9
- 2013: 12-4
- 2014: 7-8-1
Plus, Cam won the NFC South for the Panthers in 2013 and 2014.
Standing at 6’5″ and 245 lbs., Newton has played in 62 career regular season games. He has a 59.5 completion percentage, while passing for 14,426 career yards in the regular season. In the regular season, Newton has 82 passing touchdowns and 54 interceptions.
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Like Wilson, Newton also contributes with his legs and catching ability. During the regular season, Cam has 467 rushing attempts for 2,571 yards, which is an average of 5.5 yards per carry, with 33 rushing touchdowns. He has also caught one reception for 33 yards.
So how did Newton feel upon signing his extension? He wanted to eat Lucky Charms cereal.
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