The Patriots’ competitiveness to change Tom Brady just acquired a whole lot far more fascinating on Sunday, as New England signed previous league MVP Cam Newton to a 1-calendar year deal, NFL Community noted.
Newton, who turned 31 past thirty day period, was launched by the Panthers in March immediately after his profession was derailed by foot and shoulder accidents, major him to participate in in only two games previous time.
The signing of Newtom, truly worth up to $7.5 million, will come as a bit of shock, as lots of NFL pundits anticipated second-calendar year quarterback and former fourth-spherical decide Jarred Stidham to change Brady, who remaining after two decades to signal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
But now Newton, the 2011 to start with-in general choose, possible gets the beloved to commence in New England in a quarterback place that is made up of Stidham and journeyman backup Brian Hoyer.
Newton invested the initially nine years of his occupation in Carolina, major the Panthers to a Super Bowl visual appeal in 2015 when the crew went 15-1. He was named MVP that time, but accidents have place him on the drop at any time due to the fact.
In his early 30s, however, Newton may perhaps be equipped to get back the form that also designed him a a few-time Professional Bowler in Carolina.
That will be the hope of the Patriots and Bill Belichick, who are no strangers to having on reclamation projects, famously discovering success with Randy Moss in 2007 even though flunking with the troubled Antonio Brown last period.
Belichick of study course has not taken on such a task at the quarterback place, which Brady experienced manned for 20 yrs, sans the 2008 season in which he missed owing to damage.
Newton’s former staff, below a new coach in Matt Rhule, opted to signal Teddy Bridgewater to switch him.
Newton had a person 12 months still left at $21.1 million when he was produced from his five-12 months, $103 million contract with the Panthers.