Free agent quarterback and former MVP Cam Newton didn’t have a bevy of choices obtainable to him this offseason, so he jumped on the likelihood to hitch the New England Patriots to be the successor to Tom Brady.
Newton signed a one-year deal for the league minimal on Sunday and he can reportedly make as much as $7.5 million in incentives. It’s a win-win for either side with super upside.
Cam Newton, who simply needed an opportunity to compete, weighs in on his new group after agreeing to hitch the #Patriots. pic.twitter.com/UUmIOMIhXQ
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 29, 2020
Newton didn’t have many suitors with the one different group contacting him throughout free company being the Cleveland Browns, per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
“The reality of the matter is that Cam Newton didn’t have some other gives from some other groups. There was one different group that did have one dialog with him,” Schefter stated on his podcast. “It was very temporary and didn’t go very far, however the Cleveland Browns did converse to Cam Newton at one time limit, however these talks by no means actually went anyplace. They did with New England and Cam winds up on a one-year contract with the Patriots, which makes all of the sense on the planet.”
Patriots have been the one group to make a suggestion to Cam Newton. However there as one different group that checked in with him.
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 29, 2020
Newton was the highest quarterback left on the free agent market however has failed to seek out any suitors after being launched from the Carolina Panthers earlier this offseason. Newton was the highest choose in 2011 and guided the Panthers to Tremendous Bowl 50.
Nonetheless, Newton was injured for almost all of his closing season with the Panthers, ending his season on the IR because of a foot difficulty. After parting methods with Newton, the Panthers signed Teddy Bridgewater to a three-year, $63 million deal.
Cam Newton Has Been Working Out With Odell Beckham
Odell Beckham Jr. and Cam Newton have been exercise buddies not too long ago, so the Browns vast receiver was comfortable to see Newton signal with the Patriots. Beckham shared his response with Josina Anderson.
“Simply instructed him congrats, he’s been working exhausting and God has his again.” OBJ instructed Anderson. “Praying that each one his exhausting work pays off.”
#Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. who has been figuring out with Cam Newton currently simply texted me that he simply talked to Cam and that he “simply instructed him congrats, he is been working exhausting & God has his again.” OBJ added, “praying that each one his exhausting work pays off.”
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 29, 2020
Beckham and Newton labored out in California not too long ago and put clips of the exercise on social media.
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— Cameron 1 Newton (@CameronNewton) June 13, 2020
Like Newton, Beckham spent most of final season banged up. Nonetheless, he didn’t miss a sport. OBJ completed his first season in Cleveland with 1,035 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski not too long ago shared that Beckham is 100 p.c following offseason surgical procedure, which is an effective signal of issues to return in Cleveland.
Browns Have Robust QB Room With Baker Mayfield, Case Keenum
When it comes right down to it, the Browns seemingly didn’t push the difficulty with Newton as a result of they actually didn’t want his providers. Baker Mayfield is the unquestioned starter getting into his third and essential season in Cleveland and the group signed veteran Case Keenum within the offseason to a profitable backup deal.
After a robust rookie season the place, Mayfield completed his season season with with 3,827 yards, 22 touchdowns and 21 interceptions, rating next-to-last in each passer ranking (78.8) and completion share (59.4%).
The Browns will likely be Keenum’s fifth group in 5 seasons, however he has a whole lot of familiarity with Stefanski, who was his QB coach in Minnesota. Keenum performed most not too long ago for the Washington Redskins, beginning eight video games earlier than the reins have been handed over to Dwayne Haskins. Keenum went 1-7 in his begins, passing for 1,707 yards, 11 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
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