Patriots sign Cam Newton for the 2020 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Cam Newton has finally found a job. It took the free agent quarterback to nearly July to sign with a team. 

He has signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots. It’s an incentive-laden contract. 

Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton indicates a first down following a play against the New York Giants
Cam Newton indicates a first down following a play against the New York Giants (Getty Images)

Depending on his performances, he could earn up to $7.5 million for the 2020 season. 

The former NFL MVP has been linked to the Patriots since he was released by the Carolina Panthers. Tom Brady, the long-time legendary quarterback, signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Panthers made Newton expendable after signing Teddy Bridgewater as a free agent. In addition, the 2011 No. 1 overall pick has battled injuries in recent seasons.

Jarrett Stidham is expected to be the Patriots starting quarterback unless he gets beaten out in camp. Besides Newton, the Patriots also have Brian Hoyer as a backup. 

Normally, the Patriots have just carried two quarterbacks. However, this season they may carry three quarterbacks with the inexperienced Stidham. 

Newton brings nearly a decade of experience, while this will be Hoyer’s 12th season. Both quarterbacks have also appeared in the Super Bowl.

Stidham has appeared in three games, all during the 2019. He went 2 of 4 for 14 yards with one interception.

Newton in his career has appeared in 125 games, including 124 starts. He is 68-55-1 as a starter.

The College Park, Georgia native has gone 2,371 of 3,980 for 29,041 yards. He has thrown 182 touchdown passes and 108 interceptions.

Hoyer has appeared in far less games, as he has appeared in 69 games, including 38 starts. He is 16-22 as a starter.

The North Olmsted, Ohio native has gone 873 of 1,477 for 10,274 yards. He has also thrown 52 touchdown passes and 34 interceptions.

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