Why the Panthers lost to the Colts in the AFC championship game

CARSON, Calif.

— Cam Newton, the quarterback who helped the Carolina Panthers win a Super Bowl championship last season, will be back in the NFL for the final four games of the regular season, his agent, Tom Condon, said on Tuesday.

Newton, 31, signed a four-year contract extension with the Panthers that includes $24 million in guaranteed money.

The Panthers have already spent $27 million in the regular-season and $28 million in Super Bowl money on free agents.

Condon also said that Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who coached Newton for nine seasons in Carolina, will not return to the Carolina front office.

“Coach Ron Rivera will not be back at this time,” Condon said.

“He will be focused on coaching his players.”

Rivera’s departure from the Panthers is not expected until after the team’s bye week.

Carolina won its first playoff game since 2007.

Cordeons contract also included a $25 million signing bonus and $10 million guaranteed.

It also includes $20 million in franchise-friendly guarantees, which include $20,000 in the first two weeks of the season.

“Cam has been a tremendous leader in this organization, and he has a great future in the league,” Cordeon said.

The quarterback has started 17 games for Carolina, including the playoffs.

Carolina’s last Super Bowl appearance was in 2006, when it lost to San Francisco in the NFC title game.

The franchise’s next Super Bowl will be in 2021.

Cendeons contract includes $10.75 million in guarantees, $8 million in performance bonuses and $5 million in incentives.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cam back to our organization,” Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said in a statement.

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (3) talks with his teammates after an early-season loss to the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL Football Championship Series game at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2019. “

The Carolina Panthers and Cam have a long-standing and strong history, and we look forward to working together to create the most successful team of his career.”

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (3) talks with his teammates after an early-season loss to the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL Football Championship Series game at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2019.

Cam Newton won his third Super Bowl title with the Carolina Jaguars.

(AP Photo/John Bazemore) Newton has had some success in the past in the Carolina area.

He won three Super Bowl titles with the New Orleans Saints, won a Super Series title with Atlanta in 2007 and a championship with New York Giants in 2014.

Newton is the oldest player to win the Super Bowl.

“I am incredibly honored to have had the opportunity to play in the Superdome and win a championship there,” Newton said.