So is he worth all that money? Has he earned it? Yes. Every. Single. Penny. While not an elite NFL quarterback, he’s a good one. More importantly, he’s exciting to watch and people want to see him play. He sells a lot of tickets, jerseys, sports drinks, advertising, etc. The $103.8M deal will be profitable for both Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.
Was it a good deal for the fans? Probably not. They’ll enjoy watching him play in a Panthers Jersey for the next five years, but they won’t get what fans really want…a Super Bowl ring. Cam Newton may have a few winning seasons left under his belt, maybe even a playoff win or two, but he’ll never lead the Panthers to a Super Bowl victory.
So was it a good deal? Yes. It was a great deal. You just have to keep in mind that it was a business deal…not a football deal.