Cam Newton’s Patriots contract with new details revealed
After months of anxiously waiting for a team to give him a chance, Cam Newton inked a one-year deal with the New England Patriots last month. Nearly two weeks since Newton agreed to terms with the Patriots, more details in his contract have been revealed by ESPN’s Field Yates.
A full breakdown of Cam Newton’s contract with the Patriots, which includes $3.75M in playing-time incentives and a maximum value of $7.5M if the team wins the Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/TGSVEJ3P0Z
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 9, 2020
Soon after the news first broke, it was already known that Newton’s contract was going to be laden with incentives. However, seeing the contract in its entirety, it’s evident that New England could be getting an absolute steal in the former NFL MVP.
In his last two seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Newton has dealt with multiple injuries. Altogether, he’s missed 16 games since 2018, with him being sidelined for the final 14 games of the 2019 season.
Therefore, with injuries being a concern, the Patriots were able to negotiate a deal that is centered around Newton’s health. Depending on how much Newton plays, he could earn up to $3.75 million in playing-time incentives. Of course, that includes whether New England advances to the postseason or not.
In addition to that, Cam Newton could make two $500,000 bonuses if he is selected to the Pro Bowl or the All-Pro team. Lastly, the dual-threat quarterback could also net $250,000 for each playoff win if he plays in 50 percent of New England’s offensive snaps.
All in all, Newton’s one-year deal with the Patriots hold a maximum value of $7.5 million that is reliant on the team winning the Super Bowl. Regardless of whether New England achieves a Super Bowl victory in 2020-21 or not, Newton’s new contract is the literal definition of team-friendly.