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Cam Newton is a professional American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was drafted first overall by the Panthers in 2011.
The announcement that Cam Newton will be returning to the Carolina Panthers, the club that chose him No. 1 overall, sparked a flurry of comments. Is it true that the Panthers feel Newton still has some gas in the tank? Was this just a public relations stunt to help sell tickets and jerseys in what would otherwise be a losing season?
The Panthers signed Newton with the aim of winning football games, according to one Panthers employee.
HC of the Panthers Cam Newton has Matt Rhule’s full support.
Rhule gave a simple answer when questioned about the Newton addition.
“We aren’t bringing him here to sell season tickets,” says the narrator. “We brought him here to win,” Rhule said.
It’s unlikely that Panthers general manager Ron Rivera would suggest the Panthers merely hired Newton for the attention and hoopla. However, openly confirming his belief in Newton as the team’s starting quarterback is critical going ahead. It’s also worth noting that Carolina paid Newton north of $10 million – that’s starting quarterback money.
Will Cam Newton be able to help the Panthers win games in the future?
The Panthers’ arrangement with Cam Newton:
-Signing bonus of $2.25 million
-Salary base: $2.25M (guaranteed)
-Roster bonus each game: $187.5K
-$500K for each playoff victory + 50% playtime ($1.5M maximum)
-$1.5 million for a Super Bowl victory plus 50 percent playing time
-MVP of the Super Bowl: $1 million
$10 million is the maximum value.
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Newton will not play quarterback in Week 10 as he gets to know Rhule’s scheme. However, it’s expected that he’ll start Weeks 11 through 18. The only issue is whether the experienced quarterback’s presence will convert into victories in the future.
Newton last played as a full-time starting quarterback in the NFL in 2020 with the New England Patriots. In his first season as a starter, he went 7-8 with a 47.0 quarterback rating. Newton was released the next summer when Mac Jones was chosen by New England, and it wasn’t a good year by any measure of the imagination.
Newton was dealing with a slew of injuries in Carolina before to his short stint with New England. In 2019, he only made two starts for the Panthers, prompting the team to take a fresh approach at quarterback in 2020.
Fast forward to 2021, and Newton’s health seems to have improved significantly. Due to the NFL’s health and safety standards, he only missed one game last season and was a full participant in the Patriots’ training camp and preseason before being released.
In comparison to the Patriots in 2020, the Panthers have significantly more weapons for Newton to work with. Christian McCaffrey has returned from injured reserve, while D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson, and Terrance Marshall make form an outstanding WR room. It’s unknown if Newton still has the arm power and accuracy required to operate a Matt Rhule-style system, but he does have the necessary weapons at his disposal.
Carolina’s schedule in the second half is difficult.
Cam Newton | Icon Sportswire/Cody Glenn
Despite Sam Darnold’s debacle, the Panthers aren’t completely out of the NFC playoff race. Through their first nine games, they managed to eke out four victories. However, their upcoming schedule is quite demanding, leaving Newton with little time to warm up and get in shape.
The Panthers have two games against the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That could easily be five defeats in a row, thereby eliminating them from playoff contention.
With that in mind, Newton is under a lot of pressure to show he’s not simply here to sell shirts. For the sake of himself and Matt Rhule, he has to win some football games.
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The “We’re Bringing Him Here to Win” is a quote from the film, “The Dark Knight”. The quote refers to how they are bringing Batman to Gotham in order to defeat the Joker. Reference: sam darnold.
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