Carolina Panthers quarterback Can Newton speaks to the media during a news conference Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C. Newton has agreed to franchise record $103.8 million, five-year contract extension with the Panthers. Newton will earn $67.6 million over the first three years, the most money ever paid to an NFL player during the first three years of a contract, said a person familiar with negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the financial terms of the extension have not been released. (Robert Lahser/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman believes Cam Newton can lead the Panthers to “the Promised Land” so he made the fifth-year quarterback the highest-paid player in franchise history.

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