Cam Newton has agreed to a 1-year, $14 million contract with the New England Patriots, multiple sources confirmed on Friday.
About $6 million of the deal is tied to incentives, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
Newton, 31, showed a strong interest in returning to New England after signing a lesser deal before the start of last season. He was cut by the Carolina Panthers in 2020 before heading to New England, signing a 1-year, $7.5 million deal.
“I’m getting tired of changing (teams),” the Pats 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.
Newton threw for 2,657 yards with 8 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season. One of the worst during his 10-year NFL career after dealing with COVID-19 in October. The former league MVP has thrown for over 31,000 yards and will likely break the 200 career passing touchdowns mark next season. He currently has 260 total (190 pass, 70 rush) in 140 games.
He spent nine seasons in Carolina with an appearance in Super Bowl L, resulting in a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.