Quarterback Cam Newton has found himself a new team. A few months after he was released by the Carolina Panthers, he is now with the New England Patriots and according to recent reports, his new contract is a real bargain.
News about the new deal broke over the weekend. It was said that Newton agreed to a one-year deal with a base of $1.05 million, the minimum salary for a player with his amount of experience in the league. To add to that, Newton will make $700,000 in per-game roster bonuses and up to $5.75 million in additional incentives. So, that means that he could earn up to $7.5 million.
Everyone in New England is very excited about their new teammate. When talking about Newton joining, Jason McCourty said:
“I’m excited. Bill always says it: ‘The goal for any good team is to have as many good players as possible.’ Cam Newton is a former MVP of this league, played in the Super Bowl, that caliber of a player. The better players we have in our locker room, the better we’re going to be able to go out there, perform as a team.”
Devin McCourty added:
“I agree fully with you. When you add a guy like Cam Newton, it makes our quarterback room even better. We’ve already spoken about it before — the poise, and the jump and the leap you expect for Stiddy to make. I think it will be interesting in training camp and competing and all of that — that’s how we all get better. I would think adding him to the quarterback room with B. Hoyer, you have veterans in there, you have young guys in there, I think it will give us a really good chance to be good at that position. It will be a fun year, if the year goes as expected and we have a season.”
We can’t wait to see what happens!