Cam Newton says he’s playing for respect in 2020

Tanya Simon
July 3, 2020

"It's not a lot of things money can not buy", he wrote. "But amongst the top of that list of things, you would find respect as one of those! This is not about money for me; it's about respect". In 10 years with Carolina, Newton made over $100 million dollars. Meanwhile, Nick Foles and Ryan Fitzpatrick will earn $8 million and Marcus Mariota will make $7.5 million.

Former Patriots wide receiver turned analyst Randy Moss said on ESPN earlier that same day that the New England offense will now be "a lot more fun" with Newton.

The Patriots had just under $651,000 in salary cap space prior to signing Newton, per Miguel Benzan of the Boston Sports Journal.

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Over the next eight seasons, Newton became the Panthers' all-time passing leader, broke the league record for career rushing touchdowns by a QB and won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award for the 2015 season. "(Asking for a friend)" he wrote.

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton seems to be explaining why he was happy to take a contract which some deemed too small. He'll be competing with second-year fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham, veteran Brian Hoyer and rookies Brian Lewerke and J'Mar Smith for snaps. However, New England only guaranteed $550,000 of his $1.05-million base salary, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

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