After much time and thought, I'm heading back to Cincy.And for those of you who think it was about money, the Raiders offered more.— terence newman (@terencenewman) March 30, 2013
According to a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Newman's agreement with Cincinnati is a two-year deal worth $5 million. Newman, who is expected to sign his deal in the next few days, will make $3 million in the first year of the deal. In addition to the Bengals, Newman also drew interest from the Oakland Raiders.
Despite a bigger offer from the Raiders, Newman is returning to Cincinnati in large part due to Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. Zimmer was Newman's defensive coordinator for three years in Dallas before the two reunited last season in Cincinnati. After nine seasons with the Cowboys, Newman signed a one-year deal with the Bengals last season. He finished the season with 75 tackles, 10 pass deflections and two interceptions.
According to Spotrac, Newman signed a one-year deal worth $825,000 last season, so his new contract is a significant raise.