I didn’t mean Bill Belichick was a joke,” Carroll said. I didn’t mean the team or the organization was a joke. The way I said it was the great number of tight games, the amazing things those guys have gone through this year, how their record could easily be flip flopped.
He said Newton will look at them once the season is over.Fleming added that Newton will only endorse brands he already uses, and that any new sponsorships have to fit with commitments for current sponsors.Newton may not need many more deals to make him the NFL’s highest paid endorser.According to the latest figures from Forbes, Peyton Manning will earn $12 million this season.Manning is a spokesman for Nike, AT DirecTV, Gatorade, Papa John’s and Natonwide. (Maybe Nationwide should convince Papa John’s to bring back Chicken Parmesan Pizza so Peyton can say it tastes so good?)Newton didn’t make the most recent list, but sports business experts said they believe Newton probably has made $11 million this past season from endorsements.That would put him ahead of Peyton’s younger brother Eli (Go Giants!), Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and Tom Brady.What do they all have in common? They’re quarterbacks just like Netwon. And they’ve all won Super Bowls.So a Super Bowl victory by the Panthers could quickly vault Newton to the very top of the endorsements heap.An executive at the company behind the Q Score which measures the popularity of athletes, celebrities and other public figures, said Newton’s awareness level among casual sports fans will likely shoot up if the Panthers win the Super Bowl.”It will definitely be a plus for his marketability and create more endorsement opportunities,” said Henry Schafer, executive vice president of The Q Scores Company.Schafer predicted that Newton could wind up with an above average Q Score for a sports star especially since few people seem to have a negative reaction to him.Sure, Newton may alienate some fans with his celebrations.
Skinny: Almost everyone agrees the players listed above are the top three, but not necessarily in that order. Williams has the most upside with his athletic ability, but Okung is probably the safest pick. This is an unusually deep class of tackles, so for teams that miss on the top three (who may all be gone by pick No.
“He’s a stud,” freshman safety Riley O’Neil said. “Probably the best we’ll see. He’s a very shifty back, but what I think some people don’t realize is how powerful he is. He’ll run right through your chest if you don’t tackle properly. He could be running down the sideline one second and the next second he’s inside the hash.”.