With Cam Newton’s new $103.8 million contract it moves him to the #3 position of top paid NFL players in 2015 behind Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger.
Since 2011 his top QB rank is #8 (2014) and has been sacked/hit 587 times (nearly twice the amount of the next QB), he is 30-31-1 and has thrown 54 INTs. On the flip side he has thrown for 14,426 yards, 82 TDs, run for 2,571 yards and 33 TDs, 2011 ROY, 2 Pro Bowls and led the Panthers to the NFL Playoffs twice.
The question: Is Cam Newton worth the money to collectors?
Is he a Top 5 collectible QB?
I would say Top 10-12 Collectible QBs but not in the Top 5 Collectible QBs, that is reserved for the elite Brady, Peyton Manning, Rodgers, Brees and Luck. You could definitely make an argument for Romo or Roethlisberger being in that group too but not Newton, at least not at this point of his career.