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When the time comes, will Cam Newton be the highest paid QB in the game?


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#37 frash.exe

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:53 AM

I honestly think Cam would take a medium-sized deal (for a franchise QB, that is) so we'd have more money to put more talent on the team. But I don't know.


pretty much

expanding on this point, the real question is, does he want to be the highest paid player in the league or is he willing to settle to be the highest paid player just on the roster. Even if he "settles" for the latter he's still pretty much set for life.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:04 AM

Cam could very likely be one of the highest paid players in the nfl very soon, especially with endorsements etc.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:33 AM

I honestly think Cam would take a medium-sized deal (for a franchise QB, that is) so we'd have more money to put more talent on the team. But I don't know.


He would be dumb to do so.

He's likely to get 3 contracts in his life. His rookie contract, which he has no control over and was set by a wage scale; his final contract/extension when his skills begin diminishing and he won't command as much money; and his second contract which will be a long term deal covering the entire prime of his career.

If he turns into one of the greatest QB's of all time he might get a manning like epic money contract extension in his mid 30s, but he can't count on that.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:39 AM

His next one won't be that big, but his 3rd may well be, assuming he does keep improving year-to-year.

I think he will keep it reasonable though. I think he and his agent both realize they can't ask for too much. In order to win and be successful, you have to have great players around you. Great players require good contracts. He won't take a pay cut, but he will get his fair share while leaving enough for some good talent on both sides of the ball to support him. Cam just wants to win. If you tell him "we'll make you a top 3 QB salary wise and we'll put nothing but talented winners around you" I am sure he will be quick to sign the damn contract and get on the field. The guy wants to be the best. Making the most money doesn't make you the best. Look at Chris Johnson.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:50 AM

Waaaaaayyyy too early to know.

He looked great this year, but the phrase "sophomore slump" exists for a reason.

If he continues improving? Then yeah it's possible, but that's utterly unpredictable right now.

And if you think "nothing can go wrong" think again :(

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:24 PM

Is there really a sophomore slump in sports excluding injury? Always looked at it as a music thing lol