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GM: Cam Newton is franchise QB

Updated: January 14, 2014, 8:03 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said Cam Newton has proved he is a franchise quarterback.

But Gettleman wouldn't say whether the Panthers would attempt to negotiate a long-term deal with Newton, the first pick of the 2011 draft, or pick up a fifth-year option on his current contract.

"He proved it to me," Gettleman said Tuesday in his first public comments to the media since training camp. "He proved it this year. He flat proved it."

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