Charlotte, NC, United States (4E Sports) – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he is not “terrified” how San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick’s contract would impact his desire to get a bigger deal.
Kaepernick signed a six-year deal worth $110 million earlier this month, that obligates the 49ers to only pay his signing bonus of $12.329 million and his 2014 base salary of $645,000.
The deal has Kaepernick earning only from $12.8 million to $17.4 million annually between 2015 and 2018 at a position where the best players currently are averaging more than $20 million.
“I’m not terrified of anything,” Newton said Wednesday. I’m not worried about no money. I’m not worried about things I can’t control.”
The Panthers have the rights to Newton through the 2015 season, but they’ve expressed an interest in signing him to a long-term deal.