These 6 groups are paying backup QB’s greater than the Patriots pays Cam Newton
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers. (Picture by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Photographs) These six backup quarterbacks will make greater than Cam Newton in 2020.Cam Newton has a brand new job, however it’s not a well-compensated one.The previous NFL MVP with the Carolina Panthers will start 12 months 10 within the league on an incentive-laden one-year contract with the New England Patriots. Newton hasn’t been the identical participant because the finish of the 2015 NFL season. He’s seeking to bounce again after taking part in solely two video games in what was his closing 12 months in Charlotte.Regardless of being a former No. 1 total choose by the Panthers again in 2011, the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner out of Auburn has signed a deal price pennies on the greenback. If Newton is motivated and has ample alternatives to begin for the Patriots, he’ll internet about $7.5 million in 2020 wage if he meets all of his incentives. Nevertheless, that’ll put him behind these seemingly six backup quarterbacks.Listed below are six backup quarterbacks who will make greater than Cam Newton.Alex Smith, Washington Redskins ($21,400,000)Jacoby Brissett, Indianapolis Colts ($21,375,000)Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears ($9,327,591)Marcus Mariota, Las Vegas Raiders ($9,125,000)Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins ($8,000,000)Tyrod Taylor, Los Angeles Chargers ($7,500,000)Clearly, all six “backup” quarterbacks above Newton by way of pay have their causes for being there. Smith was slated to be the Redskins’ starter, however a possible career-ending harm in 2018 occurred. He might by no means play one other snap within the NFL however continues to be on the Washington payroll. Search for him to pivot to a entrance workplace function with the franchise within the subsequent 12 months or so.Brissett was the starter in Indianapolis for 2 of the final three years. He was compelled into motion as soon as Andrew Luck determined to abruptly retire mid-way by means of the preseason. He has been changed by longtime Chargers starter Philip Rivers for what seems to be one season in Indianapolis earlier than the longer term Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer hangs up the spikes to educate some highschool ball.Trubisky is technically in a battle for the Bears’ beginning job, however he’s going to finish up dropping to newcomer Nick Foles out of camp. Mariota signed on with the Silver and Black to backup Derek Carr. Fitzpatrick will ultimately lose out to Tua Tagovailoa in Miami. The identical factor applies to Taylor in Los Angeles with Justin Herbert. Subsequent: These 5 NFL groups are going to win the Tremendous Bowl quickly If Newton actually is a one-year rental with the Patriots, okay we perceive the dearth of compensation this late within the ball recreation. Nevertheless, it’s bizarre to see a top-12 quarterback when wholesome be this marginalized within the quarterbacks getting paid hierarchy. Let’s hope Newton has his alternative to get one final massive payday earlier than he absolutely exits his prime as an expert participant.Newton will see half a dozen backup quarterbacks receives a commission greater than him in wage this 12 months.