Patriots reportedly unlikely to adjust Cam Newton's contract during season


While it's only been two games, there have already been plenty of discussions surrounding Cam Newton and his contract with the Patriots.

The quarterback signed a one-year deal with a base salary of just over $1 million. With incentives, it can be worth up to $7.5 million, but still Newton is very underpaid, especially with the way he's playing now.

Some have speculated the Patriots could redo his contract, even sign him to an extension during the season, but NFL Media's Ian Rapoport said Sunday morning that is unlikely.

“Adjusting his contract midseason is unlikely," he said on NFL Network. "From the Patriots standpoint they are taking a more wait-and-see approach. It’s only two games, plus Newton has battled injuries in the past. They want to be careful for that.

And then if you’re Cam Newton, why would you take a deal now? Wouldn’t it be better to wait until the offseason, potentially get franchised tagged, or even better for him, get to be a free agent and capitalize what looks [to be a very good season].”

The Patriots will host the Raiders Sunday afternoon.