Gotta love the Huddle. Newton's rookie deal was very team friendly. During that time the Panthers did little to upgrade the talent around him--that talent being the worst offense in the NFL the season prior to his arrival.
Now the Huddle wants Newton to take another below market deal to surround Newton with talent.
If I am Newton or his agent I am literally laughing out of the Panther's Front Office. You had 4/5 years to put talent around me and the best you could do is the 8th pass catching rookie at the end of the first round.
You proceeded to dump resource after resource into the defense--and failed to upgrade an offense that was already mediocre last year.
And now you want me to take a(nother) pay cut so you can give Hardy 13 million to sit on the bench while my Oline gets me killed weekly?
Kaepernick and Dalton could take team friendly deals. Their teams have surrounded them with elite talent.
If I am Newton I want my money NOW. You already HAD me on a great deal and you chose to do nothing with it. Give me my money.