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Cam Newton Signs 1-Year $14 Million Deal with New England Patriots
On Friday, March 12th, 2021 the New England Patriots have agreed to terms with their veteran star starting quarterback, Cam Newton, on a 1 – year contract worth up to approximately $14 million. This was a wise move by the New England Patriots front office as they currently do not have a better option at the quarterback position, and Newton displayed signs of greatness at times last year even though he does not have a lot highly talented or skilled offensive weapons to work with when running the New England Patriots’ offense.
This new signing for 1 – year and roughly $14 million seems to be really quite basic. This deal they just worked out between Newton and the New England Patriots does not include a signing bonus or any guaranteed money. Apparently, there are incentives worked into this new agreement although they have not been disclosed to the public at the moment, but reports have indicated that the incentives included in the contract may total up to around $6 million. Cam is now scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent once again next year in 2022.
Cam was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia where he played football, baseball, and basketball. He attended Westlake High School, and shortly into his high school years Newton quit playing baseball and basketball to focus on playing football at a high level. Following high school Cam originally enrolled at the University of Florida to play college football for the Gators. He then transferred to Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, and eventually transferred to Auburn University where he began to dominate the game of football for the Tigers towards the end of his college career.
The National Football League
The quarterback that beat you with his arm or his feet was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the 1st overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft. Newton’s impact on the National Football League was felt immediately as he was able to physically do so much with the football in his hands, and he became very difficult for opposing defenses to defend against him.
Some of Cam’s biggest accomplishments in the National Football League revolve around the 2015 – 2016 NFL season. That year Newton led the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl 50 which they ultimately lost to the Denver Broncos with a final score of 24 to 10. Although he did not come up victorious in the Super Bowl, he did win the NFL’s regular season MVP award, the NFL Offensive Player of the Year award, the Bert Bell award, and he was named to the NFL’s First – Team All – Pro as well as the NFL Pro Bowl team all for his performance during the 2015 – 2016 season of the National Football League.
Last Season with the New England Patriots
After finally getting healthy after battling numerous injuries and having multiple surgeries Cam was ready to move on from quarterbacking the Carolina Panthers, and find a new home in the NFL. Newton was signed by the New England Patriots on a 1 – year deal for last season. Throughout the 2020 – 2021 NFL season Cam completed 242 of his 368 pass attempts resulting in 2,657 passing yards, 8 passing touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.
Although those are not then most glamorous numbers for an NFL starting quarterback these days Newton did not have quality skill position players to move the ball downfield with, and he was forced to make things happen on his own often times. He was effective as a rusher though as he ran for 592 rushing yards on 137 attempts (which equates to 4.3 yards per carry) as well as 12 rushing touchdowns. Look for him to try to improve upon his performance from last year with this year’s squad of players for the New England Patriots.
Cam Newton’s Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards
- NFL Most Valuable Player (2015)
- NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2015)
- NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2011)
- NFL First – Team All – Pro (2015)
- 3 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2011, 2013, 2015)
- Bert Bell Award (2015)
- PFWA All – Rookie Team (2011)
- 2 Time NCAA BCS National Champion (2008, 2010)
- Heisman Trophy Award (2010)
- Maxwell Award (2010)
- Walter Camp Award (2010)
- Davey O'Brien Award (2010)
- AP College Football Player of the Year (2010)
- Sporting News College Player of the Year (2010)
- Consensus All – American (2010)
- First – Team All – SEC (2010)
The NFL Records Cam Newton Holds
- Most Rushing Touchdowns by a Quarterback – 70
- Most Rushing Touchdowns by a Quarterback in a Single – Season – 14
- Most Rushing Attempts by a Quarterback – 1,071
Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI
According to Intertops sportsbook these are the odds to win Super Bowl LVI as of Friday, March 12th, 2021.
|Kansas City Chiefs +450|
|Green Bay Packers +850|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers +850|
|Buffalo Bills +1100|
|Los Angeles Rams +1200|
|San Francisco 49ers +1400|
|Baltimore Ravens +1600|
|New Orleans Saints +2000|
|Indianapolis Colts +2000|
|Cleveland Browns +2000|
|Seattle Seahawks +2000|
|Miami Dolphins +2500|
|Los Angeles Chargers +2800|
|Dallas Cowboys +2800|
|Tennessee Titans +2800|
|Pittsburgh Steelers +3300|
|Arizona Cardinals +3300|
|New England Patriots +4000|
|Minnesota Vikings +5000|
|Atlanta Falcons +5000|
|Carolina Panthers +5000|
|Denver Broncos +5000|
|Chicago Bears +6600|
|New York Giants +6600|
|Las Vegas Raiders +6600|
|Washington Football Team +6600|
|Philadelphia Eagles +8000|
|New York Jets +8000|
|Jacksonville Jaguars +10000|
|Cincinnati Bengals +10000|
|Houston Texans +15000|
|Detroit Lions +15000|
“QB Cam Newton returning to New England Patriots on 1-year deal”, Mike Reiss, espn.com, March 12, 2021.
“Cam Newton”, pro-football-reference.com, March 12, 2021.
“United States, NFL Futures, NFL 2021 / 22 Super Bowl LVI: To Win Outright”, intertops.eu, March 12, 2021.
Written by: David Green