QB Cam Newton to re-sign with New England Patriots, source reports

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New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton looks to pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during an NFL football game at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 in Foxborough, Mass. Maybe the third time will actually bring a kickoff between for the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots. After having their original Week 5 matchup twice postponed because of a mini outbreak of coronavirus cases on the Patriots that saw four players including quarterback Cam Newton and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore test positive, the teams are hopeful they will finally meet this week. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

(WTNH) — Quarterback Cam Newton is returning to the New England Patriots, sources confirmed to ESPN.

On Friday, news broke early Friday.

The one-year contract is reportedly worth nearly $14 million.

The 31-year-old wanted to return to New England after signing a modest one-year deal with the team in 2020.

No official comment has been made by the team or Newton.

In 2020, Newton was 242-of-368 for 2,657 yards passing, eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. 

On the “I Am Athlete” podcast in late February, he said he would be open to another one-year deal in New England.

“I’m getting tired of changing [teams],” the quarterback said. “I am at a point in my career where I know way more than I did last year. Yes, I would go back.”

Before joining the Patriots, Newton was released by the Carolina Panthers after missing 14 games in 2019 with a Lisfranc injury and the final two games of the 2018 season with a shoulder injury that also required surgery.

He spent nine seasons with the Panthers. In 2015 he was named NFL MVP.

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