Cam Newton signs with the New England Patriots
Cam Newton is reportedly no longer a free agent.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted Sunday: “Former NFL MVP Cam Newton has reached agreement on a one-year, incentive-laden deal with the New England Patriots, league sources tell (ESPN’s Chris Mortensen) and me.”
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported that it is a “bare minimum deal” of one season worth up to $7.5 million.
Newton was released by the Carolina Panthers on March 24 after 9 seasons as the team’s quarterback. The former No. 1 draft pick out of Auburn is a three-time Pro Bowler (2011, ’13, ’15) and was named the NFL MVP in 2015, the season he led the Panthers to a Super Bowl appearance. In his NFL career, Newton has thrown for 29,041 yards with a 59.6 completion percentage and a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 182-108. He has also rushed for 4,806 yards and 58 touchdowns.
In New England, Newton will be competing to be the Patriots’ new QB1 after Tom Brady left to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newton will be competing with fellow former Tiger Jarrett Stidham along with Brian Hoyer and other camp arms. Newton, who is coming off of a recent Lisfranc fracture and previous shoulder injury, had his free-agency prolonged by the coronavirus pandemic as he was unable to be evaluated by interested teams.
Former NFL MVP Cam Newton has reached agreement on a one-year, incentive-laden deal with the New England Patriots, league sources tell @mortreport and me.
Newton now will step into the mix to try to help replace former Patriots’ QB Tom Brady.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 28, 2020
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 29, 2020