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How Cam Newton's $118.466 million contract stacks up to Joe Flacco's $120.6 million deal

How Cam Newton's $118.466 million contract stacks up to Joe Flacco's $120.6 million deal

In the expensive world of negotiating franchise quarterback contracts, everything is about comparisons. It's akin to how real estate values are determined in terms of comparable deals. In the NFL, though, it's about total value, signing bonuses, total guaranteed money and incentive clauses. Now that the Carolina Panthers have signed quarterback Cam Newton to a $118.466 million contract, The Baltimore Sun has obtained a copy of the deal. Newton's contract is different from Ravens quarterback and Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuabler Player Joe Flacco's $120.6 million deal in ways beyond total value. Newton got a $22.5 million signing bonus and the deal averages $20.76...

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