Panthers lock up Jonathan Stewart with long-term deal
The Carolina Panthers will be enjoying their backfield tandem of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart for years to come.
Stewart and the Panthers agreed to a five-year deal worth $36.5 million, including $22.5 million guaranteed.
"We are thrilled to be able to extend Jonathan for five additional years," Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said in a statement. "He is a perfect fit for our organization. He is a playmaker who can make the difference in games and we have seen the impact he and DeAngelo Williams have had on our team."
Last year, Williams signed a five-year, $43 million deal with $21 million guaranteed. Stewart is the second leading rusher in franchise history with 3,500 yards. Stewart ran for 761 yards and four touchdowns last season.