Cam Newton addresses contract with Patriots via Instagram

Ryan Hannable
July 02, 2020 - 4:50 pm
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A lot has been made of Cam Newton taking a one-year, incentive-laden deal with the Patriots.

Many believe he should have received more given he once was a NFL MVP. 

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Newton signed for a base salary of $1.05 million and only $550,000 is guaranteed, but it is worth up to $7.5 million.

The quarterback himself addressed it via Instagram Friday, saying it's not about the money, it's about respect.

Here's the post.

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