Cam Newton finally has a new team.
The former NFL MVP and longtime Carolina Panthers quarterback has agreed to a one-year, incentive-laden deal with none other than the New England Patriots.
For the #Patriots and Cam Newton, who have quietly worked on this recently, it’s a 1-year deal worth up to $7.5M, source said. https://t.co/YSHLAcRupb— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 29, 2020
Newton will get to compete for the starting job against stalwarts Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer. I suppose Mohamed Sanu and Julian Edelman should also be in the running since they’ve both thrown multiple touchdown passes.
The 31-year-old Newton was released by Carolina earlier this offseason after he spent almost the entire 2019 campaign unable to play due to a lisfranc fracture on his foot. In 2018, Newton also ended the year on injured reserve with a nagging injury to his throwing shoulder, which he later had surgery on. At his best, Newton is a dynamic running and passing threat who’s responsible for Carolina’s best seasons in franchise history. It’s fair to question whether he still has those abilities given the physical toll the game has taken on him. I’d like to think that Newton isn’t so physically shot to pieces that he can’t beat out Stidham or Hoyer.
This wraps up the mysteries surrounding all of the big-named quarterbacks who were made available this offseason through contract termination or free agency. Philip Rivers is an Indianapolis Colt, Tom Brady is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Andy Dalton is a Dallas Cowboy, Jameis Winston is a New Orleans Saint, Teddy Bridgewater is a Carolina Panther, and now Cam Newton is a Patriot.
Oh yeah... if we do have a season this year, the Patriots are at the Seattle Seahawks on September 20th on Sunday Night Football.