By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent quarterback Cam Newton on Thursday. He returns to the team that he once played for.
Newton received a one-year deal with the team. He can earn up to $10 million if he reached all incentives in his contract.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Newton will receive $4.5 million in guaranteed money. Plus, he’ll receive an extra $1.5 million in a roster bonus.
The Panthers were in the market for a signal caller once it was announced on Monday that Sam Darnold will miss several weeks with an injury. Newton visited with the team today before striking the deal.
Newton was available after he was released by the New England Patriots before the start of the season.
P.J. Walker is expected to be the team’s starting quarterback on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. However, once Newton gets up to speed with head coach Matt Rhule and offensive coordinator Joe Brady’s system, he may become the starter with the amount of money the Panthers are paying him.
Newton, a former NFL MVP, spent the majority of his career with the Panthers. He played for the team from 2011 through 2019.
The Panthers gave Newton and his representatives permission to seek a trade. However, once the sides realized that a trade was not possible, he was released by the team on March 24, 2020.
He played one season with the Patriots. Newton was then beat out by rookie Mac Jones in training camp to earn the starting quarterback job with the team.
Newton had been on the street before signing with the Panthers.© 2007-2021 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.