Report: Patriots bring in Newton on 1-year deal

Report: Patriots bring in Newton on 1-year deal
Reports Sunday from ESPN and the Associated Press have former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton agreeing to a 1-year deal with the New England Patriots. (Source: AP)

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.

The one-year deal is worth up to $7.5 million with incentives, the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it publicly. A Patriots spokesman said the team had nothing to announce Sunday night.

The signing was first reported by ESPN.

The agreement would have the Patriots bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player in Newton to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady,

The Patriots had been heading to training camp with 2019 fourth-round draft choice Jarrett Stidham as the heir apparent to Brady, who led the team to six Super Bowl championships since 2001 but signed with Tampa Bay this offseason.

Stidham appeared in three games last season, completing two passes for 14 yards with one interception.

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