Posted: 7/04/2020 7:46 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton is in town to complete his physical Saturday, July 4 - a process that will reportedly take a few days to complete - but the team is 'confident in his condition' and 'no issues at all are anticipated on his physical,' according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Posted: 7/02/2020 2:41 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Cam Newton's deal guarantees him $550,000 with a $1.05 million base salary. He can earn $700,000 in per-game roster bonuses and another $5.75 million in incentives. He can earn a maximum of $7.5 million.
Huddle Up: Newton signed a dream deal for the Patriots, and he can still be franchise tagged next year. He's in probably the best spot he could have landed in to rejuvenate his fantasy stock as well. He'll be an upper-to-midrange QB2 in fantasy with upside.
Posted: 7/01/2020 5:57 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton could be hit with the franchise tag following the 2020 season, as there's no provision in his one-year contract preventing the Patriots from doing so, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports was told.
Posted: 7/01/2020 4:15 pm UTC
An unnamed AFC East head coach told Dianna Russini of ESPN he expects the New England Patriots to keep three quarterbacks for the 2020 season and 'use Cam Newton perhaps as the wild card.' The coach said he doesn't expect Newton to start Week 1 in the offense and knows 'for a fact the Patriots love Jarrett Stidham.'
Posted: 6/30/2020 8:56 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton was not guaranteed the starting job, according to a source Monday, June 29. The job will go to the best quarterback in training camp and the competition will include Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer.
Huddle Up: Newton certainly has the highest fantasy potential of the three candidates and all other members of the offense will likely be much more valuable with Newton under center than either Stidham or Hoyer.
Posted: 6/29/2020 8:00 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton received some interest from the Cleveland Browns during free agency, but the two sides did not have any serious talks.
Huddle Up: The Browns have Baker Mayfield as their starter, so Newton may have been a backup option for the team. Mayfield will look to bounce back from his 2019 season and will be part of one of the better offenses in the NFL. He should be at least a high-end No. 2 quarterback and could be a No. 1 in some leagues. Newton likely will compete for the starting job in New England and could be a starting option in leagues.
Posted: 6/29/2020 3:30 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton's former offensive coordinator, Norv Turner, told Patriots head coach Bill Belichick that Newton was a great fit. 'My whole deal is, when Cam was healthy, and we were there with him [in 2018], we were 6-2,' Turner said. 'His issue was more health than anything else, and from what I understand, I don't think these are health issues that he can't overcome. He's had the time off now. I think he'll be great.'
Huddle Up: Newton would appear to be the frontrunner to be under center at the start of the season, but there is probably still a chance for Jarrett Stidham. Newton figures to all into the upper portion of QB2s with some running upside.
Posted: 6/28/2020 11:55 pm UTC
Free-agent QB Cam Newton (Patriots) reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth up to $7.5 million with New England Patriots on Sunday, June 28, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Well now. This marriage - although not official yet - has been speculated about for a few months, so it's not surprising to see the two sides come together. There will likely be reports from Patriots' camp this summer about having Newton compete for the job with Jarrett Stidham, but he will the overwhelming favorite to start Week 1 if healthy. There is some low-end QB1 fantasy potential here, but his questionable durability is among the reasons he should be treated as a high-upside QB2.
Posted: 5/30/2020 8:32 pm UTC
Free-agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers) had discussions on a potential contract with the New England Patriots earlier this offseason but nothing materialized, according to league sources.
Posted: 5/30/2020 5:47 pm UTC
Free agent QB Cam Newton (Panthers) has been greeted by a cool late-spring market, and a source said he is expected to wait until teams resume on-field workouts to give them a chance to meet with him and evaluate his health in person. Sources also added that they remain uncertain on whether Newton would accept a backup role.
Huddle Up: Newton, when healthy and owning a starting gig, has been fantasy gold, and while his shoulder and foot checked out in March physical, legit NFL starting gigs seemingly are almost all spoken for as the calendar flips to June. He's worth a late-round flier in two-QB leagues only right now, but that, of course, could instantly change with news of a signing.