If you follow Cam Newton on Instagram, then there may be a time or two where there’s some confusion around what his Instagram caption actually says. But one thing that is not up for debate is the NFL player’s bag.
In a recent Instagram post from Boardroom, the quarterback discussed his rookie deal as the most money he had ever seen at that time. Over the course of his career, Newton has made over $133 million.
Big Bags From The Jump
Drafted in 2011 as the No. 1 pick by the Carolina Panthers, Newton played nine seasons with the franchise before taking a role with the New England Patriots in 2020.
During his rookie season, the Atlanta native signed a $22 million contract over four years. His signing bonus worth over $14 million was part of that deal, according to Spotrac.
“My rookie deal, it was capped. Right? And it was $22 million, all guaranteed,” Newton reflected during the episode. “And Drake had a song out, ’25 sittin’ on $25 mill’. And I was like, ‘I’m 20-years-old, sitting on $22 mill, you feel me?”
Mind Blown Every Week
While Newton admitted that was the most money he had ever earned in his life at that time, the large contract wasn’t the most fantastic part of the situation. For him, it was the weekly breakdown that had him in awe.
“It wasn’t the signing bonus that gave me that rush. It was that every Tuesday when you looked at that account and when you seen that plus or that green number that’s coming in. I was looking at $732,000… a game,” Newton said during the episode.
Consistent Pay No Matter What
Making it even better, the payday was the same each week regardless of how well he performed on the field.
“That’s throwing four touchdowns, one rushing or one fumble loss, and three interceptions; same check,” Newton exclaimed in the interview.
Maintaining It All
As of today, Newton’s fate in the NFL is unknown. He is currently unsigned. However, according to Celebrity Net Worth, he has built a fortuned valued at $75 million.