Adam Schefter Must Not Have Watched Cam Newton This Season, Based On His Insane Contract Projection

Adam Schefter was asked on The Greg Hill Show what a Cam Newton contract might look like after this year. His response showed he hasn’t watched much Patriots football recently.

“I am going to guess, two years with incentives, $40-50 million.”

Adam, what…

Here’s the full comment for context.

Let’s put this exchange in datings terms.

Have you ever told your ex-partner that you “enjoyed the relationship” but that you “expect to head in different directions,” and then gotten back together?

No, you haven’t. Which suggests that Cam Newton will not be returning to New England, and the Pats shouldn’t want him back, either.

Now let’s address Schefter’s $40-50 million guesstimate.

Cam Newton has never in his life, outside of his 2015 MVP season, been a $25 million/year player. Maybe walking down the runway dressed in suede in NYC, but not on the gridiron. In recent years, Newton has been a shell of his former self, and most of his failures stem from deteriorating health. That may not be his fault, but it’s a reality.

If Adam Schefter had been watching the Patriots more closely, he would know that New England’s receiving corps stinks. That said, Cam Newton hasn’t exactly hit receivers in stride when they do get open. He has stunk up the field, too.

Cam Newton is likely to sign another “prove it” deal, and more importantly, he’ll be a backup. There is no backup in the league worth that type of money. Schefty, whatever you’re smoking…pass it along.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. I agree the numbers right now don’t make much sense i like Cam and rooting for him but as stated his health hasn’t been good body seems to be saying no mas unfortunate for sure it will be interesting to see how he moves forward.

  2. It always amazes me how a lot of these so called sports journalists are so out of touch like Adam Schefter.

    I don’t know what his motivation to prop Cam up on a money pedestal is (outside of what I think it probably is)…but it’s just a continuation of years of being very out of touch about almost everything NFL. But he’s at the upside down network of ESPN so he’ll have impunity until the China money runs out.

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