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Panther’s Newton signs five-year contract extension

Cam Newton has signed a rewarding five-year contract extension in the National Football League.
Cam Newton has signed a rewarding five-year contract extension in National Football League. (Reuters)

Dynamic Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has signed a rewarding five-year contract extension that will keep him with the National Football League team through the 2020 season as he targets the franchise’s first Super Bowl.

Though no financial details was revealed by the Panthers, local media estimate the deal to be worth $103 million, with $67.6 million guaranteed for the first three years.

Newton, 26, said during a news conference on Tuesday that he is so thankful for this opportunity for he lives his life to inspire others, for that kid in high school or college facing adversity.

He added, his main focus is trying to bring the Lombardi Trophy to the Carolinas by any means necessary.

The Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded each year to the winning team of the NFL’s championship game, the Super Bowl.

Newton, the first overall pick by the Panthers in the 2011 NFL Draft, has thrown for 14,426 yards, 82 touchdowns and 54 interceptions during his four-year league career.

He led Carolina to the postseason for the last two seasons while helping them clinch division titles in 2013 and 2014.

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said in a statement that he has said all along Cam is a franchise quarterback and absolutely thrilled that they got the extension done,

It allows them to do the long-term planning that they need to do to make sure that he’s surrounded with players and that they can continue to build this team.

 

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