Newton agrees to 1-year deal with Patriots

Tanya Simon
June 29, 2020

Adam Schefter at ESPN has reported that Cam Newton is signing a one-year, incentive-laden deal with the Patriots.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the deal is worth up to $7.5 million. The contract is expected to be loaded with incentives, presumably based on games played, starts, and/or snaps after Newton missed 14 games previous year and ended the season in injured reserve.

Newton has only started in two of the Panthers' last 18 games.

The New England Patriots seemed resigned to a quarterback competition between journeyman Brian Hoyer and 2019 fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham.

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"After remaining on the free agent market for months, Newton found his second team".

After starting his career as a top quarterback, Newton has slowed down as of late, suffering from shoulder and foot injuries.

But the obvious hope out of Foxborough is that the Patriots will be able to work their magic and return Newton back to what he once was for Carolina.

Newton has thrown for 29,401 yards with 182 touchdowns and 108 interceptions as a professional. It was an ignominious fate for a player who was drafted first overall by the Panthers in 2011 and went on to win MVP in 2015 before injuries sapped his value. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries.

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