Cam Newton’s net worth is fitting of one of the best quarterback in the league. Superbowl Champion or not, Newton established himself as one of the faces of the NFL after his incredibly dominant 2015 campaign.
According to ESPN, just before Carolina’s 15-1 2015 season, Newton and the Panthers agreed to a five-year, $103.8 million contract extension. Panthers General Manager seemed to have some sort of premonition, as just before the season he claimed that “We believe he’ll take us to the Promised Land,” which Cam did that very season.
The total value of the contract is third-highest in the league, behind only Joe Flacco of the Ravens, and Aaron Rodgers of the Packers. However, Newton’s average salary of $20.76 million a year ranks as sixth in the league, behind Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, and Phillip Rivers.
With immense talent, a larger than life personality, and at least 10 years left in his career, Cam Newton is poised to be the face of the NFL for a long time. But what exactly is Cam Newton’s net worth right now?
Cam Newton’s Net Worth as of 2019: $35 Million
We take a look back through Cam Newton’s career to figure out his net worth.
2007 – 2008
Newton initially attended The University of Florida, where he backed up Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.
On November 21, 2008, Newton was arrested for receiving stolen property after purchasing a stolen laptop computer from another University of Florida student.
Newton announced his intention to transfer from Florida three days before the Gators’ national championship win over Oklahoma.
In January 2009, Newton transferred to Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. That fall he led his team to the 2009 NJCAA National Football Championship, throwing for 2,833 yards with 22 touchdowns and rushing for 655 yards. He was named a Juco All-America honorable mention and was the most recruited juco quarterback in the country.
Newton was ranked as the number one quarterback from either high school or junior college by Rivals.com and was the only five-star recruit. During Newton’s recruitment, Oklahoma, Mississippi State and Auburn were his three finalists. He eventually signed with the Auburn.
Newton started the first game of Auburn University‘s 2010 season, a home win over Arkansas State on September 4, 2010.
On December 4, 2010, Newton led the Tigers to an SEC Championship, their first since 2004, by defeating South Carolina 56–17, setting an SEC Championship Game record for most points scored and largest margin of victory. Newton was named the game MVP after scoring a career-best six touchdowns.
Newton was named the 2010 SEC Offensive Player of the Year as well as the 2010 AP Player of the Year. He was also one of four finalists for the 2010 Heisman Trophy, which he won in a landslide victory.
Following the victory in the SEC Championship, Auburn was invited to participate in the school’s first BCS National Championship Game. The game took place on January 10, 2011, in Glendale, Arizona, with Auburn playing against the Oregon Ducks. Auburn beat Oregon just 22–19 to win the BCS National Championship. Newton threw for 262 yards, 2 touchdowns, and one interception.
On April 28, 2011, Newton was selected with the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. He was the first reigning Heisman Trophy winner to go first overall since Carson Palmer in 2003.
On July 29, 2011, Newton signed a four-year contract, worth over $22 million, with the Carolina Panthers that was fully guaranteed.
In his NFL debut game on September 11, 2011, Newton was 24–37 passing for 422 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception, in a 28–21 road loss to the Arizona Cardinals. With a quarterback rating of 110.4, he also rushed for a touchdown, and became the first rookie to throw for 400+ yards in his first career game. His 422 passing yards broke Peyton Manning’s rookie record for most passing yards on opening day.
Newton threw for 854 passing yards in his first two games of the season, the most in league history by a rookie.
Newton became the fourth rookie quarterback to pass for over 3,000 yards in his first season, joining Peyton Manning,Matt Ryan, and Sam Bradford.
Newton also set the NFL rushing touchdown record for quarterbacks on December 4, 2011, rushing for his 13th touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter against Tampa Bay.
On January 22, 2012, Newton was named to be heading to the Pro Bowl after the New York Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. Because Eli Manning was one of the three quarterbacks for the NFC to be selected, and with Newton being picked as the NFC alternate later in December, Newton was able to play in the Pro Bowl with Manning headed to the Super Bowl.
Newton was named both AP Offensive Rookie of the Year and Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year on February 4, 2012.
Newton was drafted 3rd in the first annual Pro Bowl Draft.
Newton was rated as the 24th best player on the NFL Top 100 list.
Newton’s streak of starting 48 consecutive games was snapped during the Panthers opening game 20-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Senior producer of NFL Films Greg Cosell and respected Football Outsiders columnist and Pre Snap Reads owner, Cian Fahey, both noted Newton’s clear development and growth as a pocket passer.
Despite missing the first game due to injury, through the first six weeks of the season, Pro Football Focus rated Newton as the best quarterback in the NFL.
Newton led the Carolina Panthers to the first back-to-back division titles in the NFC South since the formation of the division and became the first quarterback since Michael Vick and Randall Cunningham as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with four seasons with at least 500 rushing yards.
On December 9, 2014 Newton was involved in a car crash in Charlotte; his vehicle flipped. Newton suffered two back fractures and was held overnight at the hospital for observation. Witnesses claim that the truck Newton was driving rolled over multiple times. Newton would make a full recovery in 12 days.
On June 2, 2015, the Panthers and Newton agreed to a 5-year, $103.8 million contract extension.
Through the 2015 preseason, Newton graded as Pro Football Focus’ best quarterback.
Several experts have noted Newton’s continued growth as a quarterback; Gil Brandt noted Newton’s improving internal clock in the pocket, citing his career low sack percentage of 4.8% in the early season; senior NFL columnist for CBSSports.com, Pete Prisco, noting Cam’s improved pocket patience, mechanics, and ability to read defenses; Cian Fahey noted Newton’s development into a refined pocket passer with the athleticism to diversify any offense with a multidimensional run game.
Through the first 15 weeks of the NFL season, Newton led the Panthers to a 14–0 record. During that span, he also threw the second-most touchdown passes and led the NFL with 40 combined passing and rushing touchdowns.
Newton graduated with a degree in sociology in the spring of 2015.
Newton partnered with Southern department store chain Belk on his own clothing line, MADE by Cam Newton.
On December 30, 2015, Newton confirmed on Twitter that he and his longtime girlfriend Kia Proctor, had welcomed a son named Chosen Sebastian Newton on December 24, 2015, in Atlanta. He also tweeted “I’ve been quiet about this because I didn’t want to create a distraction for my team and appreciate the privacy in this joyous time”.
2016 – 2017
Cam’s amazing 2015-2016 season ended in heartbreak, as the Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50.
The Panthers had a miserable 2016-2017 campaign, going just 6-10 after going 15-1 the year before.
Cam Newton Endorsements
According to an industry source, Newton will approached $11 million in endorsements in 2015.
According to ESPN, Cam Newton is behind only the legendary Peyton Manning when it comes to endorsement deals.
In September, Newton was rated the most attractive NFL player by Vogue. He also has appeared in Women’s Wear Magazine, Glamour and Vanity Fair.
Newton signed an endorsement deal upon entering the league in 2011 with both Gatorade and Under Armour. The 2011 deal Newton landed with Under Armour surpassed the league record for a rookie, reportedly topping the $1 million per year Reggie Bush got with Adidas in 2006.
He is a spokesperson for Carolinas Medical Center., Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Yogurt, and EA Sports. Newton replaced actor John Stamos as the national spokesperson for Oikos.
Cam Newton has a signature Drakkar Essence scent for L’Oreal.
Most recently, IMG, Newton’s agency, reached a development deal with Nickelodeon in which Newton will be executive producer for a children’s television concept.
With a NFL contract salary growing by the year, and an ever-expanding endorsement portfolio, Cam Newton’s net worth is expected to reach $130 million by 2020. As the face of the biggest sport’s league in America, it is only a matter of time before Cam Newton is one of the most recognizable, and richest, athletes in the world.
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