Carolina Panthers Rumors and News: Cam Newton signs five-year contract extension, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck next?

Carolina Panthers mobile quarterback Cam Newton has signed a five-year contract extension, worth 103.8 million. The Panthers official website announced the signing of the contract.

The extension features $60 million guaranteed and Newton will get $67.6 million in the first three years, according to a source telling ESPN Adam Schefter. Moreover, the contract includes $22.5 million signing bonus, a 7.5 million roster bonuses due Saturday and $1 million base salary this season which totals to $31 million for this season alone. Currently, he is the highest paid player in the NFL.

In 2014, Newton made himself in the NFL record book by becoming the first player to accumulate 10,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards through first four seasons. He has garnered 14,426 passing yards and 2,571 rushing yards by being great every year, standing as the only player in NFL history to top 3,000 passing yards and 500 rushing yards in four consecutive seasons. Newton’s 33 rushing touchdowns are the most for a quarterback through four seasons in NFL history.

Newton resurrected the Panthers from 2-14 record in 2010 to 6-10 with in his rookie season. He started with 422 yards passing in his first game and finished it with 4,051 in that season.

Carolina improved to 7-9 in 2012, when Newton became the first NFL quarterback to lead his team in rushing since 2000 and set a franchise record with 176 passes without an interception.

Newton led the Panthers to 12-4 in 2013 and posted 24 touchdown passes, 88.8 quarterback rating, and 61.7 completion percentage. He again guided the Panthers into the playoffs in 2014. Surely, the Panthers saw the importance of the quarterback in the team’s success.

With the huge contract of Newton, Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson and Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck are also negotiating for big numbers.

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