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|0 - Jamey Eisenberg||-||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Current Player Ranking: 6|
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|07/03/2015||Cam Newton, QB CAR||Alfred Morris, RB WAS|
|07/02/2015||Cam Newton, QB CAR|
Jeremy Maclin, WR KC
|Tom Brady, QB NE|
Anquan Boldin, WR SF
|07/01/2015||Cam Newton, QB CAR|
Julian Edelman, WR NE
|Coby Fleener, TE IND|
Ryan Tannehill, QB MIA
T.Y. Hilton, WR IND
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Panther QB Cam Newton: Mega contract won't alter style of play
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(6/3/15) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is set in his ways. He'll continue to play the same way he's always done it, regardless of the five-year, $103.8 million extension he signed with the team, per NFL.com.
"Nothing about this contract changes my approach to the game," Newton said. "I'm still going to be the person who's willing to win at all costs, but I have to understand what I mean to this team. We always have talks -- coach (Ron) Rivera and I, as well as Mr. (Dave) Gettleman -- about playing smart and being smart when I'm on the field. And I feel like I've done a great job to this point and will be more mindful of the hits that I take when running, and make this process go smoothly."
Newton gets hit more than any other quarterback in the NFL -- he's been hit 578 times since 2011 -- but a huge part of what makes him special is his ability to scramble and keep plays alive.
"He's going to play the way he does, and that's what you expect," coach Ron Rivera said. "In the back of your mind, it's not about the money. Somebody asked me, do you think the money will change him? I said no, he already had money. He had the rookie contract and all the endorsements. It ain't gonna change him.
"But knock on wood with something like that."
Newton threw for 3,127 yards and 18 touchdowns while leading his team to the playoffs last season.
Panthers sign QB Cam Newton to five-year extension
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/2/15) The rumored deal in the works between the Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton has become a reality, CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has reported.
The five-year extension is for $103.8 million with $60 million guaranteed. Newton will earn $67 million in the first three years of the contract.
Newton has not been spectacular statistically, but he has been consistently productive. He has thrown between 18 and 24 touchdown passes in each of his four seasons with Charlotte and has averaged 5.5 yards per carry.
Report: QB Cam Newton, Panthers close to long-term deal
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(6/1/15) The Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton are close to a long-term contract extension that will keep the quarterback in the fold until 2020, per The Charlotte Observer.
Newton is scheduled to make more than $14 million this season after the club picked up his fifth-year option, but the new contract, which could be completed as early as Monday, would reportedly pay him nearly $20 million.
Newton has thrown for 82 touchdowns and 54 interceptions in his four-year career, leading the Panthers to the postseason each of the last two seasons.
Rivera on Newton's fundamentals: 'Not as sound as he needs to be'
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(3/26/15) For Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to take the next step in his development, he must continue to improve his fundamentals, coach Ron Rivera told reporters.
"I'd like to see him continue to work on his position-specific skills ... his technique, his throwing motion," Rivera said at the NFL owners meeting, per ESPN.com. "He relies so much on his great athleticism that sometimes he's not as sound as he needs to be on his fundamentals.
"That's the next step in being sound in everything he does."
Entering his fifth season, Newton has a career completion percentage of 59.5.
Panthers not concerned about lack of new contract affecting QB Cam Newton
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(3/25/15) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is set to play out the last year of his current contract in 2015. Although the team would like to sign him to an extension, head coach Ron Rivera doesn't think it will be a distraction, reports the Charlotte Observer.
When asked if Newton could have the franchise tag placed on him in 2016, Rivera said he hopes it doesn't come to that.
"Personally, yes I would," Rivera said when asked if he wants the negotiations to wrap up before the season.
"But they have a timetable, both sides do I imagine. Both sides have a plan and hopefully we can all get everything worked out together."
Rivera continued making it clear that he's not worried about Newton's performance on the field if an extension isn't worked out right away.
"I think our quarterback is a smart, savvy young man, understands the dynamics of the game," he said. "I think he's the kind of guy who's able to focus on certain aspects of the game and put things aside. Obviously, that's a work in progress right now."
|A year ago, we thought Cam Newton wasn't worth drafting as a starter. This year we think he's worth it because he's healthier, his O-line should be better, his receiving corps should also improve and his schedule isn't a nightmare. One factor that definitely suggests a rebound year from Newton: a hot finish to last season that saw him average 28.7 Fantasy points per game in his last three, plus strong playoff performances. In those games, Newton ran a bunch and played like the guy we've come to know and love. The Panthers must have liked it too -- they rewarded Newton with a mega-contract in early June, keeping him with the franchise for the foreseeable future. With no offseason surgery, Kelvin Benjamin taking a jump this offseason and Devin Funchess adding functional size to the passing game, there's a shot Newton will match or exceed his career-highs in passing yards (4,051) and passing touchdowns (24) while delivering nice numbers on the ground. The stars have aligned for Newton to re-establish himself as a great Fantasy quarterback, worth taking in Round 6, ahead of guys like Russell Wilson and even Tony Romo.
(Updated 4/22/15) |