There's no doubt that Cam is a more important part of the offense here than most quarterbacks are, but that doesn't mean he's deserving of more money. It means that we haven't really done a lot around him. If you put any top ten QB in Carolina they would probably win as many or more games, provided you also tailored a game plan to suit their strengths. But if you ask Peyton Manning to avoid the rush the same way Cam does, then you're in for a heavy dose of the backup QB.
So his agent can make the argument all he wants, but if I'm Gettleman I respond with the market value. Paying a player based on how much you think your team depends on him versus what he will bring on the open market leads to the contracts that everyone here has been criticizing over the past few years.
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