New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is guaranteed only $550,000 under terms of his incentive-heavy deal, NFL Network reported Thursday.
Newton, released by the Panthers in March, is recovering from foot surgery and would have made $19 million in the final year of his deal in Carolina.
The Patriots signed Newton for the veteran’s minimum but the contract could be worth $7.5 million if Newton hits all of his incentives, per multiple reports.
Newton’s base contract would be worth $1.05 million in 2020 if he’s on the roster for Week 1.
Among the bonuses are $700,000 in per-game roster bonuses and another $5.75 million in incentives, NFL Network reported.
Newton, who turned 31 in May, began working out with new teammates this week, including veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu.
Second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham remains a contender to start Week 1 as the Patriots transition following two highly successful decades with Tom Brady behind center.
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