Cam Newton may well be psyched to have landed with the Patriots, but the particulars of his contract have at the very least a person fellow participant furious.
“How many former League MVPs have experienced to signal for the min? (Inquiring for a good friend.) just preposterous,” 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman tweeted Sunday night pursuing news of the deal. “A transcendent talent and much less gifted QBs are having 15/16m a 12 months. Disgusting.”
Newton’s one-yr deal with the Patriots is for the veteran’s league least ($1.05 million), according to stories, but contains incentives that could make it worthy of up to $7.5 million.
Which is not superior more than enough in Sherman’s eyes, irrespective of the actuality that the 31-calendar year-aged Newton is coming off shoulder and foot injuries. Newton’s last agreement with the Panthers, which he signed all through his prime in 2015, was for 5 yrs and $103.8 million.
Sherman did not title names when referring to the “less talented” quarterbacks earning $15-16 million a yr, but between the signal callers set to make that form of funds in total hard cash in 2020 are Alex Smith and Jacoby Brissett, according to Spotrac. Smith is however recovering from a damaged leg he endured in 2018 and Brissett was pushed out of his setting up task when the Colts signed Philip Rivers.
Newton was named MVP in 2015.