The Patriots have another quarterback in the building.
According to ESPN, New England has signed Cam Newton to a one-year, incentive-laden deal. Newton joins Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer and undrafted rookies J'Mar Smith and Brian Lewerke in the Patriots quarterbacks room.
According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Newton's deal is worth up to $7.5 million.
Newton was released by the Panthers this offseason after playing just two games last year while battling a Lisfranc injury. He had started at least 14 games in each of his first eight seasons in the NFL before that.
His best season came in 2015, when he threw 35 touchdown passes and ran for another 10 to lead the Panthers to a 15-1 record and a trip to the Super Bowl, where they lost the Broncos.
Newton led the Panthers to the playoffs again in 2017, but then went 6-8 as a starter in 2018 and 0-2 this past season.
More to come...