Cam Newton is officially returning to New England, on a one year deal for $14M. The deal was first reported by Jim McBride of the Boston Globe.
Newton was featured on the “I am athlete” podcast, and here’s what he had to say.
“Yes, hell yes,” Newton said. “I’m getting tired of changing, bro. I’m getting to a point in my career where I know way more than I knew last year.”
Newton also added that he thinks he would have a better second time around with more experience in the playbook and receivers.
“Doughboy (N’Keal Harry) knows me. Jakobi (Meyers) knows me. Bud (Damiere Byrd) knows me. The young tight ends know me. The younger guys that are going to come in know me,” the QB said. “Like, we’re still trying to flush out the 20 years of how it used to be. And I’m going in and I’m saying, ‘That’s not me.’ “
The Patriots signed Cam Newton to a One Year Deal last year in late July of 2020, and he led the Patriots to a lackluster 7-9 record. That contract was also just for $1.75M, and this one is a big upgrade price wise.
Newton, 31, threw for 2,657 yards last year while completing 65.8% of his passes. He tallied 8 passing touchdowns as well. On the ground he rushed for 368 yards, a career low. He had 592 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns.