2016 NFL Season Opener Quarterback Showdown: Cam Newton Net Worth vs. Trevor Siemian Net Worth

See the highest-paid quarterbacks of the 2016 NFL season.

On Thursday, Sept. 8, the 2016 season of the NFL kicks off with a rematch of Super Bowl 50. The Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium on NBC.

The Panther’s Cam Newton is returning as quarterback. Filling the shoes of NFL legend and Super Bowl 50 champion Peyton Manning is the Broncos’ Trevor Siemian, who emerged as the first-string QB after a preseason battle with Mark Sanchez for the starting spot.

Here is a look at the careers and finances of Newton and Siemian, as well as the net worths of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL this season.

Cam Newton Net Worth: $45 Million

Cam Newton has a net worth of $45 million, which is a measure of assets minus liabilities and an approximation of total wealth. The quarterback took home $53 million in 2016, landing him the No. 7 spot on Forbes’ list of the highest-earning athletes. Newton’s salary accounts for $41.1 million of his earnings, with the other $12 million coming from endorsements, reports Forbes.

Newton is Under Armour’s best-paid NFL spokesperson. Moreover, in 2015, he signed a five-year contract with the Panthers that pays out $103.8 million.

The 2015 MVP threw 45 touchdowns to lead the Panthers to Super Bowl 50, a capstone on a stunning season that ended with the Panthers losing just one regular season game. Newton’s stats include 117 career passing touchdowns, including a personal record of five passing touchdowns in a single game. In 2015, he had 45 touchdowns.

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Trevor Siemian Net Worth: Unknown

Trevor Siemian entered the preseason in obscurity and emerged as the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, whose outgoing quarterback, Peyton Manning, is considered among the greatest ever to take the field.

The Broncos scooped up the Northwestern graduate as the 250th overall pick in a draft with only 256 slots. He played just one play of one game in 2015, coming out onto the field to take a knee in the final play before halftime in week 15. During the 2016 preseason, however, Siemian’s stats outshined Mark Sanchez. Siemian racked up 27 completions in 43 attempts for 285 yards.

There is no reliable information on Siemian’s net worth, but he signed a four-year, $2.33 million contract that runs through 2019, reports Spotrac.com. His average salary is just over $583,000 per year, with $52,783 guaranteed.

20 Top-Earning NFL Quarterbacks

Quarterbacks represent a large number of the richest NFL professionals. From Tom Brady, who boasts a $180 million net worth, to Brock Osweiler, with his modest $3 million net worth, here’s a look at the top 20 richest quarterbacks playing this season.

Athlete NameNet WorthTeam
Tom Brady net worth$180 millionNew England Patriots
Eli Manning net worth$100 millionNew York Giants
Ben Roethlisberger net worth$70 millionPittsburgh Steelers
Carson Palmer net worth$60 millionArizona Cardinals
Tony Romo net worth$60 millionDallas Cowboys
Drew Brees net worth$55 millionNew Orleans Saints
Joe Flacco net worth$55 millionBaltimore Ravens
Philip Rivers net worth$50 millionSan Diego Chargers
Cam Newton net worth$45 millionCarolina Panthers
Russell Wilson net worth$45 millionSeattle Seahawks
Jay Cutler net worth$40 millionChicago Bears
Aaron Rodgers net worth$30 millionGreen Bay Packers
Mark Sanchez net worth$30 millionDenver Broncos
Colin Kaepernick net worth$25 millionSan Francisco 49ers
Sam Bradford net worth$25 millionPhiladelphia Eagles
Matt Ryan net worth$20 millionAtlanta Falcons
Andy Dalton net worth$15 millionCincinnati Bengals
Matthew Stafford net worth$15 millionDetroit Lions
Alex Smith net worth$15 millionKansas City Chiefs
Brock Osweiler net worth$3 millionHouston Texans

All net worth figures are according to CelebrityNetWorth.com unless otherwise noted.