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Cam Newton has officially signed his one-year deal with the New England Patriots.
Newton is now officially a member of the New England Patriots and will compete to become the starting quarterback right out of the gates. Jarrett Stidham has been in the Patriots system for over a year and will be given every opportunity to prove he’s worthy of the starting gig as well. It will be an interesting training camp in New England to say the least.
New Patriots QB Cam Newton has touched down in New England to take his physical and finalize his one-year contract.
The Patriots are confident in his condition and believe all will go well with the results of the physical. Newton should be all systems go for training camp with his new teammates at the end of July. While it’s been reported that he’s not guaranteed the starting job, it’d be hard to imagine the Patriots not rolling with the former MVP in favor of Jarrett Stidham.
Cam Newton’s one-year deal with the Patriots will pay him a base salary of $1.05M, with just $550K guaranteed.
It’s a low-risk, very high reward contract for New England, while a “prove-it” contract for Newton. He’ll have the ability to earn up to $700K in per-game roster bonuses as well as an additional $5.75M in performance incentives, but the Patriots are only guaranteeing Newton $550K this season. If Newton can prove himself as a starting quarterback this season after battling foot and shoulder injuries the past couple years, he’s likely to be in for a big payday in free agency next offseason. While many may look at the guaranteed money and think the former 2015 MVP got the short end of the stick, the fact of the matter is his services weren’t in high demand and the Patriots kept it under wraps that they were interested in signing Newton. It’s to be determined if he’s healthy and will start for the Patriots, but one would have to believe he’ll be given the nod as the starter given his career accolades in the NFL.
Cam Newton reportedly is not guaranteed the Patriots’ starting QB job, per Jeff Howe of Athletic.
Newton signed a one-year, $7.5 million contract with the Patriots on Sunday and is the heavy favorite to be New England’s starting QB for the 2020 season. He will join Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham on the QB depth chart. “Newton wasn’t guaranteed the Patriots’ starting job,” per Howe. “The best quarterback in camp will take over Tom Brady’s perch.” It was also reported that Newton’s signing had “nothing to do with Stidham’s performance.” As long he’s healthy, expect Newton to win the starting job and prove that he still has what it takes to be one of top quarterbacks in the NFL. Cam is a high-upside QB2 in fantasy, and is currently 18th among all quarterbacks in the latest expert consensus rankings.
Patriots QB Cam Newton has not been guaranteed the starting job, however, according to sources, if he’s fully healthy, it’ll be his job to lose.
Newton signed a one-year prove it deal of up to $7.5M in incentives. If he’s healthy, and that’s the key after shoulder and foot injuries the past couple seasons, he’ll be the unquestioned starter for the Patriots. When that happens, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will have to tailor the offense to fit the skillset of his new quarterback. This likely means more packages that involve designed quarterback runs and run-pass options. This will be a big change from all the years calling plays with Tom Brady at the helm, but McDaniels has proven his ability as a play-caller and should have no issues tailoring his scheme to fit Newton‘s strengths. Look for Cam to be a high-upside QB2 as the starter in New England this season.
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