There apparently is another quarterback competing to become the New England Patriots’ top QB.
The Patriots reportedly have agreed to sign Cam Newton to a one-year, “incentive-laden” deal, sources tell ESPN’s Adams Schefter and Chris Mortenson. Newton now joins Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer in the race to replace Tom Brady as New England’s No. 1 signal-caller.
Former NFL MVP Cam Newton has reached agreement on a one-year, incentive-laden deal with the New England Patriots, league sources tell @mortreport and me.
Newton now will step into the mix to try to help replace former Patriots? QB Tom Brady.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 28, 2020
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) June 28, 2020
Newton racked up a 68-55-1 record, 29,041 yards and 182 touchdowns in nine seasons with the Panthers. He’s earned numerous awards, including NFL MVP in 2015 and NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2015. He’s made three Pro Bowl appearances (2011, 2013, 2015) and was named First-Team All-Pro in 2015, as well.
The Panthers placed Newton on injured reserve Nov. 5, 2019, after he fractured a bone in his foot. Carolina gave Newton permission to seek a trade March 17 but released him March 24 after failing to do so.
What role will Newton play for the Patriots, however? Only time will tell.