The former Most Valuable Player of the NFL, Cam Newton, has reached an agreement for a season, full of incentives, with the New England Patriots, sources said the league’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Newton will now enter the competition to try to replace the former quarterback of the Patriots, Tom Brady, who emigrated to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency. The Patriots did not select a quarterback in the draft last April.
The Carolina Panthers released Newton on 24 march, putting an end to his relationship of nine years with the quarterback who was selected first overall in 2011.
Carolina went on without its quarterback franchise once agreed to contract with the free agent Teddy Bridgewater to become the new owner of the club.
Newton, who is still rehabilitating from surgery on the foot, is subjected to a physical test in Atlanta on the 23rd of march, which was coordinated by the Panthers and their agency, sources said to Schefter.
Newton, who turned 31 years old in may, passed the test and physical is healthy, with both the shoulder to the foot “going well,” said a source to Schefter. “You are more hungry than ever, and eager for the next opportunity.”
It was the Most Valuable Player of the NFL in 2015, when he was responsible for 45 touchdowns total in the regular season and led the Panthers to the Super Bowl, where they fell to 24-10 against the Denver Broncos. The Panthers have made the playoffs only once since then, a defeat in the Round of Wildcards 2017 before the New Orleans Saints in the 2017.
Newton, who owns most of the records pass from Carolina, was lost 14 games last season with injury of the Lisfranc, and the two end fixtures of the campaign in 2018 by a shoulder problem that also required surgery.
In general, it has happened to 29,041 yards with 182 touchdowns and 108 interceptions and has run for 4,806 yards with 58 touchdowns.
Information of David Newton was used in the drafting of this note.