Elite or not, really doesn't matter. Contracts for NFL players period are only going up, you can argue all day if they are worth it, but that's for another topic. It's about Newton's importance to the team. He has been carrying our offense on his back since we drafted him.
It's kind of silly to be referencing "demands" like you know what Newton or his agent are thinking.
The only contract numbers that have floated around are pure speculation.
Gettleman has already said a deal will get done, just calm your tits.
People like Gin and Juice can rage type in all caps as much as they want, but the market for franchise QB's is what it is. When you find one, you pay him. It isn't the Panthers or Cam Newton dictating the current market value for the position, it's the rest of the NFL.
Believe it or not, there are some people who aren't willing to excuse violent behavior just because someone can play football.
WIth how much you endlessly post about this, one would think you've never made a mistake of any kind in your life.
Who is making excuses for them? But you cannot lump college kids who have yet to have a chance to prove themselves in the NFL with the likes of Ray Rice, Rae Carruth, etc. Otherwise no one would get an opportunity to turn their lives around.
Cam is not a "running QB", he's a QB who can run when needed.
The threat is always there, but he can and will shred you through the air.
I think some people are taking for granted just how physically tough Newton is, and if you remove the threat of him using his legs to move the chains for a first down, the guy you put in there could very well end up getting laid the fug out standing in the pocket.
QB's built like Newton don't come around often. Anyone who believes we will just stumble our way into another one will be disappointed.
Perhaps in a few years we should begin considering grooming another QB, but right now we need to build around the one we have. No matter who is behind center, you cannot let him keep taking hits like Newton took at times this past year, protect your QB.