Cam Newton is surprisingly staying in Foxborough.
The former league MVP has agreed to re-sign with the New England Patriots on a one-year deal, according to The Boston Globe.
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
The deal is worth up to $14 million and includes $6 million in incentives, per ESPN.
In 15 games with the Patriots last season, Newton threw for 2,657 yards, eight touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. He also led all quarterbacks with 12 rushing touchdowns.
The Patriots missed the playoffs last season largely due to their inability to surround Newton with enough offensive firepower. Newton contracted COVID-19 during the season.
Even though Newton and the Patriots were able to come to an agreement, New England may not be done looking for quarterbacks this offseason.
Patriots are bringing back Cam Newton but it doesn’t preclude them from making another QB move in the weeks to come, per league sources. This move locks in a QB heading into free agency. https://t.co/hgf4ZhqM5w— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2021
Newton, a three-time Pro Bowler, has 31,698 passing yards, 190 passing touchdowns and 70 rushing touchdowns over his 10-year career.
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