Cam Newton has done pretty well for himself playing quarterback in the NFL.
Spotrac is the site that tracks the earnings of professional athletes, and they have caluculated the man who had the unfortunate task of trying to replace Tom Brady has banked over $121 million in his career.
Not bad. When you pull down over $10 million per season you can afford to be well dressed, and say this about Newton; he’s one the most stylish players in the league. He takes it very seriously, and his appearances at press conferences cause a weekly stir as there is a genuine desire of the media and his fans to see what he’s wearing.
On a video blog that Newton posted, he gets specific about just how much he loves fashion, and how much that love affair has cost him over the years. Brace yourself, it’s a lot.
“I’ve spent thousands and thousands of dollars, maybe even millions of dollars on clothes that I only wore once, so to be able to recycle the closest, so to speak, is something that’s challenging. But at the same time, it’s going to be fun to do so throughout this whole year.”
If Newton ever has a yard sale, you’ll see people flying in from all over the world to get a crack at scoring some of his “lightly used” clothing.
Unfortunately for Newton, he’s not the same player he was when he was named the NFL MVP in 2015. Because his game has fallen off so dramatically, reality has set in as he sets his budget for clothes purchases.
“One of my New Years resolutions is to not buy high fashion. I want to be more of a thrift-store shopper,” Newton said. “I want to be more of a vintage shopper. I want to be more of a person that finds gems in stores that are less expensive, and to still be able to give it its fine look, but I’m still myself.”
It makes you wonder what he and his head coach Bill Belichick of the Patriots, without question the worst-dressed coach in the league ever talked about.