Cam Newton Becomes A New England Patriot

Cam Newton Becomes A New England Patriot

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Cam is saying Goodbye to North Carolina and Hello to New England.

Cam just signed a 1-year deal with the Patriots for more than $1 million, which is the league’s minimum. He could reportedly earn up to $7.5 million in incentive, according to the NFL Network.

This will be Cam’s first chance since 2018, missing 16 regular-season games over the last two years due to a foot injury that required a procedure. He also had multiple shoulder surgeries in his career. Cam’s health is what spearhead’s his league minimum offer. Being that teams haven’t been able to have Cam in for a workout or a physical with COVID-19 going on, they won’t commit to him with big money just yet.

San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman tweeted his “disgust” towards the league having someone of Cam’s magnitude, a MVP, to be getting paid less than “less talented QBs” who are “getting 15/16 a year.”

Others in the league congratulated Cam on joining the Patriots family.

Cam was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, leading the Carolina Panthers to three straight NFC South titles from 2013-15, and a Super Bowl appearance during the 2015 season when he was awarded the league MVP. He also earned three Pro Bowls in nine seasons.

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: Fox News

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