Richard Sherman says Cam Newton’s new Patriots contract is both “ridiculous” and “disgusting” … and he’s now going after the NFL for allowing it to happen.
“How many former League MVPs have had to sign for the min?” Sherman wrote Sunday night. “(Asking for a friend.) just ridiculous.”
The SF 49ers superstar added, “A transcendent talent and less talented QBs are getting 15/16m a year. Disgusting.”
Cam not only had to wait MONTHS to sign with the Pats after the Panthers cut him in the spring … but he reportedly had to ink a deal with New England that’ll only pay him $7.5 million IF he hits all of his incentives.
Sherm thinks that’s just crazy for a guy with Hall of Fame potential … even if injuries haven’t allowed the 31-year-old to produce as well on the field the past few seasons.
“Check that against every QB slated to be a starter this season,” Sherman said of Cam’s recent struggles. “Let me know how that goes.”
For his part, Newton didn’t seem displeased with his signing over the weekend … even if the contract is over HALF of the $20-plus million he used to make per season in Carolina.
“I’m excited as I don’t know what right now!!” Newton said. “All praise to God!! … I hope you’re ready!! #letsgopats”