Former Carolina Panthers quarterback and NFL MVP Cam Newton has reached an agreement on a one-year, incentive-laden deal with the New England Patriots, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Newton will compete for the starting nod in New England with 2019 fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham and 11-year veteran Brian Hoyer to see who will be the replacement to former Patriots signal-caller Tom Brady, who left to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency. According to ESPN a source familiar with the Patriots' thinking said the agreement with Newton was appealing to the team as a low-risk, high-reward situation, factoring in Newton's health, a modest contract and New England's transition at quarterback without Brady.
The Carolina Panthers released Newton, the No. 1 overall selection in 2011, on March 24, ending their nine-year relationship.
Newton took to his instragram to share his excitement for the news he's heading to play under Bill Belichick.
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