Jimmy Golen, Associated Press
June 28, 2020
The Patriots have agreed to a one-year contract with quarterback Cam Newton, an individual with data of the deal informed The Associated Press.
The one-year deal is price as much as $7.5 million with incentives, the particular person mentioned, talking on the situation of anonymity as a result of he was not approved to debate it publicly. A Patriots spokesman mentioned the crew had nothing to announce Sunday night time.
The signing was first reported by ESPN.
The 31-year-old Newton, the primary general choose within the 2011 NFL Draft, was launched this previous March by the Carolina Panthers. Over the course of his nine-year NFL profession, Newton has accomplished 60 % of his passes, for 29,041 yards, 182 touchdowns, and 108 interceptions. He received the league’s MVP award in 2015.
Newton, who arrives in New England simply months after Tom Brady left for Tampa Bay as a free agent, will be part of a quarterback room that features Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer. The Patriots had been heading to coaching camp with Stidham, a 2019 fourth-round draft choose, because the inheritor obvious to Brady. Stidham appeared in three video games final season, finishing two passes for 14 yards with one interception.