Patriots sign QB Cam Newton for 1-year contract: report

Patriots sign QB Cam Newton for 1-year contract: report
The New England Patriots signed a deal with former National Football League MVP Cam Newton on Sunday night.

The former Carolina Panthers quarterback will now enter the mix for a chance to replace former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to join free agency, Adam Shackhart first reported, citing sources. Of the league.

Newton is signing a one-year contract with New England, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who also quotes a league source and says the minimum deal with Newton has been silent. The promotional deal is worth up to $ 7.5 million, the source reports.

Although New England has not yet announced the deal, Patriots players and siblings Devin and Jason McCourty reacted to Sunday night's news and told Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston that they were excited. Devin McCourty told Perry that the addition of Newton would make the team's quarterback position "even better".

The McCourty brothers and their partner Stephen Gilmore reacted to the news on Sunday night with the same emoji on Twitter, while Newton addressed his signature on Instagram, writing, "I'm excited because I don't know what's in the moment!" "Jai Bhagavan! Leaving Stuff Tomorrow! I hope you are ready! #LETSgoPATS "

Newton will join 2019 fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham and veteran Brian Hoyer in the Patriots' QB room. Non-free agents J'Mar Smith and Brian Laverke are also expected to be in the mix.

Newton, who was No. 1 in 2011, played just two games last season due to a shoulder and leg injury. The 31-year-old spent nine seasons in Carolina, earning the 2015 NFL MVP Award when he appeared in the Super Bowl 50 to the Panthers. He was released by the Panthers after the 2019 season.

The question now is who will take over as Brady's successor in 2020. Will Stidham be inexperienced or will Newton be a victim despite being hurt?

Either way, the Patriots training camp became more interesting.

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