Cam Newton signs one-year contract with New England Patriots (Reports).

Quarterback Cam Newton has agreed to a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen. The incentive-laden deal is worth a maximum of $7.5 million, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Newton, who was released by the Carolina Panthers back on March 24, will join a Patriots quarterback room that currently includes Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer and rookies Brian Lewerke and J’Mar Smith. The Patriots did not draft a quarterback despite losing future Hall of Famer and six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, who signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, earlier this offseason.

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Earlier this month, it was reported that Newton and the Patriots had some contact shortly after Newton became a free agent. Speaking to reporters on May 7, coach Bill Belichick did not rule out the possibility of the Patriots signing a veteran quarterback. “You never know what’s going to happen down the road,” he said, “but we feel like we have four good players there.”

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Cam Newton has joined the Patriots and there’s a lot to go over. Will Brinson and the Pick Six Podcast Superfriends dive into everything about New England signing the ex-MVP; listen below and be sure to subscribe here for daily NFL goodness.

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