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Get To Know More About Cam Newton

What is Cam Newton’s Net Worth and Salary?

American football player Cam Newton is worth a cool $75 million. From 2011 to 2019, Cam Newton was the Carolina Panthers’ quarterback. He made $5.5 million year through the 2014 season (courtesy of his $22 million, four-year contract). He agreed to a $103.8 million, five-year contract extension in 2015. His compensation alone throughout his 11-year NFL career exceeded $133.5 million. Through his endorsements with brands like Gatorade, Under Armour, Danon, and Beats by Dre, he has made tens of millions of dollars off the pitch.

In his final season at Auburn, Cam was awarded the Heisman Trophy. He also won NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2011 after being selected with the first overall pick in the draught. Throughout his time with the Panthers, Newton received multiple awards; but, in March 2020, the organisation cut Cam due to a number of injuries. He signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots in July, with a starting salary of $1.05 million. Playing time bonuses and incentives could push his total earnings to $7.5 million. He signed a one-year contract to go back to Carolina with a $4.5 million guarantee.

Newton has expressed a strong desire to play football in 2023, and Antonio Brown has stated that he would pay the former MVP $150,000 to suit up for only one game with the Albany Empire, Brown’s arena team.

Early Life

On May 11, 1989, in Atlanta, Georgia, Cameron Jerrell Newton gave birth to Cam Newton. His siblings were younger brother Caylin, older brother Cecil Jr., mother Jackie, and father Cecil Sr. The Newton family has a long history with football; Cecil Sr. played for the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys, Cecil Jr. for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Caylin at quarterback for Howard University. In his youth, Cam participated in baseball and basketball, but gave up when he was a teenager. He was offered scholarships by Ole Miss, Florida, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, and Mississippi State because of his outstanding football play at Westlake High School. Newton chose to enrol at the University of Florida before moving to Auburn.

College Career

In November 2008, Cam—who had been a member of the Florida Gators in 2007 and 2008—was suspended from the team following his arrest for allegedly stealing a laptop from a fellow student. In January 2009, Newton moved to Blinn College in Texas, where the team qualified for the NJCAA National Football Championship. He started playing for the Auburn Tigers in 2010 and was rated as the top quarterback in high school or junior college by Rivals.com. Following the Tigers’ inaugural match, Cam was voted SEC Offensive Player of the Week. Newton participated in the BCS National Championship Game the next month after Auburn won the SEC Championship in December 2010. After Auburn claimed that championship as well, Cam declared three days later that he would not be playing his final season at Auburn but rather entering the NFL Draught. Despite signing with the Carolina Panthers in 2011, Newton spent his off-seasons at Auburn University, where he graduated in 2015 with a degree in sociology.

NFL Career

On September 11, 2011, Cam made his Panthers debut. In January 2012, he was selected to the Pro Bowl. Newton was named to the honorary PFWA All-Rookie Team later that year, and he was ranked #40 by his peers on the “NFL Top 100 Players of 2012” list. The following month, he was voted Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year and AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. In 2014, he was ranked #24 on the list and returned to the Pro Bowl that year. He underwent ankle ligament surgery in March 2014, with a four-month recuperation period. In the team’s second preseason game, Cam was allowed to play again; but, in the following game, a hard hit resulted in a hairline fracture on his ribs. Newton was in a car accident in Charlotte in December of that year that resulted in two fractures to his back, although he only missed one game.

The Panthers advanced to the Super Bowl in 2015 after winning the NFC Championship. The day before Super Bowl 50, Cam Newton was awarded NFL MVP. Newton also ranked #1 on the “NFL Top 100 Players of 2016” list, despite the fact that the Denver Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10 in the game. Over the next few seasons, Cam suffered a number of injuries, such as a partial rotator cuff tear, a concussion, and another shoulder issue. He underwent surgery for a right shoulder reconstruction in January 2019, and subsequently that year, he sustained a Lisfranc fracture to his left foot. In November 2020, the team put Cam on reserve, and in March 2020, they gave him permission to look for a trade. After failing to find a trade partner, Newton was cut by the Panthers on March 24 and signed a three-month contract with the New England Patriots. He made a second appearance with the Panthers following an injury to starting quarterback Sam Darnold. Newton broke numerous marks during his time with the Panthers, including the record for the most rushing touchdowns scored by a quarterback in NFL history and the record for the most throwing yards in a quarterback’s first game.

Personal Life

Cam has seven children under his belt. Instagram model La Reina Shaw is the mother of Sovereign-Dior, Cashmere, Chosen, and Camidas. Proctor’s ex-girlfriend Kia Proctor is the father of Caesar, who was supposedly born while Proctor was carrying Cashmere. Newton also regards himself as the father of Shaw’s son Jaden and Proctor’s daughter Shakira.

Newton switched from being a pescatarian to a vegan diet. As a devoted Christian, Cam claims to give gratitude to God every day.

Newton’s menswear brand, MADE by Cam Newton, was first sold in Belk department stores in 2013. In 2019, he launched the Fellaship restaurant and cigar bar in Atlanta. Newton also does motivational speaking engagements.

Awards

2010 saw Newton win the Walter Camp Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, and AP College Football Player of the Year titles. He was also awarded Sporting News College Player of the Year. In 2011, he won the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award and the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. In 2015, he was voted the NFL Most Valuable Player and the NFL Offensive Player of the Year. In addition, Cam has won multiple NFC Offensive Player of the Week and Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week awards. He also won the Bert Bell Award (2015), All-Iron Award (2015), and Best NFL Player ESPY Award (2016).

Real Estate

Newton spent $1.6 million in 2012 for a 3,335 square foot condo in The Trust, a posh Charlotte complex. In May 2019, he put the three-bedroom house up for $3.2 million on the market, removed it after a few months, and then put it back up for $2.9 million in July 2020. One whole level of the building is occupied by Michael Jordan, who also resides there. LaMelo Ball paid the roughly $3 million asking price for the house in late 2020.

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