Cam Newton reportedly agrees with Patriots on 1-year deal

Free agent quarterback Cam Newton, formerly of the Carolina Panthers, has agreed to a one-year contract with the New England Patriots, reports Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN.

What It Means:

The deal is “incentive-laden” and reportedly worth up to $7.5 million. Newton now joins Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer in the Patriots’ post-Tom Brady quarterback room. Assuming he’s healthy, Newton should be considered the considerable favorite to be New England’s Week 1 starter. He only made it through the first two games last season before succumbing to a foot injury. Newton has also undergone multiple surgeries on his throwing shoulder since 2016. The former league MVP turned 31 last month.

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