Cam Newton was thriving on the free agency market for several months and he is now playing with the New England Patriots. The Patriots and Newton reached an agreement, and yes, the talented wideout has found a new home. The big news broke Sunday night.
The former Carolina Panthers quarterback took to his Instagram stories to confirm that he has inked a one-year deal with the Patriots. This deal is actually heavy on incentives, and Newton will earn $7.5 million. The information was confirmed by several sources, including Ian Rapoport from NFL Media.
Cam Newton to the Patriots
Newton did this using the same lettering he uses in his social media posts. From what we can see, he is pretty excited about his new job. Playing with head coach Belichick and the Patriots sure means a lot for the veteran.
“I’m excited as I don’t know what right now!” Newton wrote. “All praise to God! Dropping content tomorrow! I hope you’re ready! LETSgoPats!”
Newton played just two games last season. He is trying to revive his career after sustaining injuries during his time with the Panthers. The 31-year old will compete with Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer for the starting position. Head coach Bill Belichick will test their skills in training camp. He will probably use all his experience to make the right decision. The Patriots coach also has undrafted rookies J’Mar Smith and Brian Lewerke on the quarterback depth chart.
When it comes to Newton, he was really successful in his time with the Panthers. The team decided to release him, leaving Newton with little to no options. In his nine years as a Carolina Panthers signal-caller, Newton marked a 68-55-1 record, 29,041 yards and 182 touchdowns. The quarterback has won many awards. He snatched the 2015 NFL MVP award and was also the NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2015. The veteran made three Pro Bowl appearances in 2011, 2013 and 2015, and was also named the First-Team All-Pro in 2015.