The Patriots are resigning Cam Newton for the 2021 season on a one-year deal, according to the Boston Globe’s Jim McBride wh first reported it Friday morning.
Newton could finally have a chance to get caught up and fully prepare for the 2021 season. And as a full season under his belt and now a full offseason on tap for this spring and summer, whether or not that will help him recapture some of his early-career magic will be a hot storyline to monitor heading into this summer’s training camp.
This move before the start of the league year next week, giving the team a veteran presence at a position group that previously featured only Jarrett Stidham and Jake Dolegala.
The contract is said to be worth close to $14 million, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported
Comp update: Patriots are finalizing a 1-year deal worth close to $14 million for Cam Newton to return to New England, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2021
Newton was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on March 17 when free agency opens. However, the deal with Newton doesn’t preclude the Patriots from making another quarterback move in the weeks to come, according to league sources.
The Patriots could still select a quarterback early in April’ Draft.