Cam Newton says contract “literally the last of my worries”

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The $1.05 million salary that Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is making this year ranks below many backups around the league, but that disparity isn’t something causing Newton any stress right now.

Newton was asked about his contract, which has a maximum value of $7.5 million with incentives, during a Tuesday appearance on WEEI. Newton noted that he’s made a lot of money over the course of his career already and that it is “not about money, it’s about respect” for him at the moment.

“You must understand, that is literally the last of my worries and if we had to put an analogy in it, that is under so much work at my desk that I am not really too much focused on it,” Newton said. “I do admire and love the culture of the Patriots. It’s been a place for me that has been therapeutic. This is a place that has been rather challenging for my growth and is making me better. And also, it has been a place that has given me everything for my needs at this particular time in my life. Through it all, I am going to let the cards shuffle the way they shuffle and do the things that I can control.”

Newton can control how he plays on the field and said “everything else will take care of itself” if he does what he’s supposed to do on the field. The Patriots would likely be interested in a longer stay if Newton continues to play well and they have the ability to use the franchise tag if things break that way come the offseason.

22 responses to “Cam Newton says contract “literally the last of my worries”

  1. When an athlete thinks they are paid too little, they always trot out “respect”.

    Now Cam doesn’t care about more money, as it is all about “respect”.

    “Respect” must be the most overused, nebulous, hackneyed term in all of sports.

  2. Cam should’ve won Sunday night, it was a bad play call. I like the play if it isn’t the last play in the game where the clock will run out if tackled in bounds. The play should’ve been a run/pass option with a roll out. That way Cam would’ve had an option for an outlet pass in case the defense sold out to stop his run.

  3. Cam will get paid what he is worth next year and it will be with the Patriots. Cam proved his loyalty when he was a Panther. Now he will show that loyalty to the only team that believed in him this year.

  4. This dude is just pissed people called him done, revenge tour and I’m rooting for him even though I hate the Pats.

  5. Where is the person who was always telling us it was gonna be Jarrett Stidham’s team this year?

  6. The Patriots are getting more production at QB this year for a fraction of salary of previous years QB. Can you believe that? If the Patriots had this level of QB play last year, with a historic defense and special teams, they would have won the SB.

  7. dlw492 says:
    September 22, 2020 at 12:53 pm
    Played his butt off on Sunday, can’t take that from him.
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    And lost.

  8. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    September 22, 2020 at 3:34 pm
    The Patriots are getting more production at QB this year for a fraction of salary of previous years QB. Can you believe that? If the Patriots had this level of QB play last year, with a historic defense and special teams, they would have won the SB.
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    Cool your jets, pal.

    Brady had this team at 8-0 at one point.

    We’re just two games into this season

  9. Game 1 against Dolphin, #1 receiver : Julian Edelman.
    Game 2 against Seahawks, #1 receiver : Julian Edelman.

    Cam has the same problem Brady had last season : no one to throw to except Julian Edelman.

    Cam is doomed.

  10. lemmetalkwouldya says:
    September 22, 2020 at 7:36 pm
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    September 22, 2020 at 3:34 pm
    The Patriots are getting more production at QB this year for a fraction of salary of previous years QB. Can you believe that? If the Patriots had this level of QB play last year, with a historic defense and special teams, they would have won the SB.
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    Cool your jets, pal.

    Brady had this team at 8-0 at one point.

    We’re just two games into this season

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    And what happened when Brady started playing good teams instead of trash?

  11. Tampa Bay Tommy is 30th in the league out of 34 in QBR. With much better weapons than Cam has in New England.

  12. William Lee says:
    September 23, 2020 at 9:21 am
    Game 1 against Dolphin, #1 receiver : Julian Edelman.
    Game 2 against Seahawks, #1 receiver : Julian Edelman.

    Cam has the same problem Brady had last season : no one to throw to except Julian Edelman.

    Cam is doomed.

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    Harry looks pretty good so far. Much better than with the Patriots old QB.

    Doubt with the 30th ranked QBR in the league throwing to him Harry would be playing like this.

  13. Doubt with the 30th ranked QBR in the league throwing to him Harry would be playing like this.
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    LOL, Bucs haven’t implemented Brady-to-RB plays yet. Brady’s plays overwhelmingly depends on timing, and needs lot of time to practice.

    Harry? if Brady doesn’t throw to a receiver, the receiver is not a good route runner, that is for sure.

  14. “Where is the person who was always telling us it was gonna be Jarrett Stidham’s team this year?”

    I was one of those. I think Stidham blew it when he decided to take June off and go to Texas for a couple of weddings. Belichick was ready to hand him the keys to an NFL franchise and I think was really pissed that Stidham didn’t take it seriously. Its his own fault for not working his tail off to take advantage of that opportunity.

    It wasn’t long after that when Bill signed Cam

  15. While Newton was excellent and threw for 400 yards against the Seahawks, Brady looked really good with all throws last Sunday and had 2 sure TDs dropped. Everyone has Russell Wilson as the leagues MVP after 2 games.

    Let’s let a lot least a few games go by before we all decide who is having a great, good, or bad year at the position.

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