Patriots Reach Deal With Cam Newton


Published on June 29 2020 6:15 am
Last Updated on June 29 2020 6:15 am

The New England Patriots have reached a deal with free-agent Cam Newton to be their new quarterback, according to multiple reports Sunday night.

The 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $7.5 million. Newton will be taking over from Tom Brady, who left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 seasons and six Super Bowl championships. 

The New England Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last season, and the league also took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. The sideline filming took place during a Bengals game against the Browns in Cleveland last December. The Patriots said the video crew was producing a web series called ‘Do Your Job’ when it “inappropriately” filmed the field as part of a feature on the scouting department. Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he hadn't watched any of the footage and neither had his coaching staff.