According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, NFL star Cam Newton has reached an agreement on a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. The incentive-laden deal is worth up to $7.5 million.
Cam will follow in the footsteps of Patriots’ past quarterback and six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady. He will join the room with second-year quarterback and fellow Auburn alumnus Jarrett Stidham and veteran Brian Hoyer, as well.
On Twitter, NFL insider Ian Rapport mentioned that the athlete couldn’t help but share his excitement about the new move. Rapport said that Cam posted a message on his Instagram that stated, “I’m excited as I don’t know right now!! All praised to God!! Dropping content tomorrow!! I hope your ready!! #LetsGoPats.”
The former 2015 MVP winner has been riddled with injuries the past two seasons and was ultimately released by the Carolina Panthers this offseason. His 2019 campaign was limited to only two games due to a Lisfranc fracture. Cam was expected to be a big free-agent target this offseason, but COVID-19 hindered his chances of visiting and working out for teams.
His resume is star-studded: Three Pro Bowl selections, the 2011 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, and numerous Panthers and NFL records in his name, as well as career totals of 29,041 pass yards (182 TDs) and 4,806 rush yards (58 TDs — the most by any QB in NFL history). Cam also led Carolina to its second Super Bowl berth in 2015.
Every NFL fan knows that Cam’s new head coach, Bill Bilichick, is a genius when it comes to putting together schemes. The quarterback will bring a different element to New England with his athleticism and unique style. With those two behind the wheel, steering the offense in Foxborough, Cam’s comeback year will be one to watch.