Former Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to reports from ESPN.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that Newton signed an ‘incentive-laden deal’ for one year with the team.
The Panthers released Newton in March, shortly after Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newton reportedly passed a physical in March. Dating back to 2018, Newton lost his last eight games, throwing nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions, while getting sacked 23 times.
Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty said he was excited to have Newton on the team.
“Your goal for any good team is to have as many good players as possible,” McCourty said. “Cam Newton’s a former MVP of this league, played in a Super Bowl, that caliber of player, so I think the better players we have in this locker room, the better we’re going to be able to go out there and perform as a team.”