Carolina Set to Sign Top Pick Cam Newton

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

Cam Newton is set to cash in. Newton is prepared to sign his first professional contract with the Carolina Panthers.

Newton's deal will reportedly be worth $22 million over four years. Carolina made Newton the top pick in the April Draft.

The Panthers will sign Newton in accordance with the new rookie wage scale set forth in the new collective bargaining agreement. Newton won the Heisman Trophy last season at Auburn, leading the Tigers to a 14-0 record and the BCS National Championship.

This will be Newton's second contract. He signed a $1 million endorsement deal with Under Armour earlier this year, the largest ever for an NFL rookie.

Newton will see a lot of familiar faces when the Panthers begin workouts, offensive lineman Lee Ziemba was drafted by Carolina, and receiver Darvin Adams and offensive lineman Ryan Pugh said they're signing free agent contracts with the team.

Auburn had four players drafted, and seven more players, including Adams and Pugh, are set to sign free agent contracts today. Some fellow former Tigers are likely to follow suit.

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