Cam Newton re-signs as Patriots quarterback

The New England Patriots have agreed to resign Cam Newton to a one-year contract, Boston Globe’s Jim McBride reported.

Newton’s deal with the Patriots is worth a maximum of $13.6 million, but only $3.5 million of it is guaranteed, per a copy of the contract obtained by the Globe. His salary cap amount should be about $5.4 million.

Newton played well early last season, with solid performances against the Miami Dolphins in the opener and a stellar showing in a Week 2 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, where he threw for 397 yards.

However, a bout with COVID-19 hurt Newton and the Patriots as the season went on and the Patriots missed the postseason for the first time since 2008.

Newton showed that he can still be a dual-threat quarterback, rushing for 592 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Patriots plan on drafting a quarterback in this year’s draft, thus the one-year contract.

Details of Cam Newton’s contract:

  • $2 million signing bonus
  • Fully guaranteed base of $1.5 million
  • $100,000 off-season workout bonus
  • $88,000 bonus for every game he is active
  • $500,000 for making the playoffs
  • $500,000 for making the Pro Bowl on the original ballot
  • $500,000 for earning first- or second-team All Pro
  • $500,000 for every postseason win in which he plays 50 percent of the snaps
  • $1.5 million for winning the Super Bowl and playing 50 percent of the snaps, and another $1 million for winning Super Bowl MVP.

 
New England Patriots

 

The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston area. (wikipedia)

 
 
Bill Belichick

 

William Stephen “Bill” Belichick is an American professional football coach who serves as the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League . (wikipedia)

 
 
Cam Newton

 

Cameron Jerrell Newton is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League . He previously played nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers, (wikipedia)

 
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