Cam Newton agrees to one-year, $10 million deal with Panthers in reunion with former team
Cam Newton is back — in the NFL and in Carolina.
The former MVP agreed to terms with the Panthers following a Thursday meeting with his original team, the club announced. The one-year deal is worth up to $10 million for the rest of year, including $4.5 million fully guaranteed and a $1.5 million roster bonus, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Newton met with Panthers owner David Tepper, general manager Scott Fitterer and vice president of football operations Stephen Drummond, this after getting together with coach Matt Rhule, Rapoport added. In March of 2020, Carolina released the former No. 1 overall pick after nine seasons. The two sides were able to clear the air and will now move forward with a reunion.
Newton has been a free agent for the past three months following his release from the Patriots. With incumbent starter Sam Darnold sidelined for several weeks with a shoulder injury, Newton could be playing for the Panthers soon. The 11th-year veteran is now vaccinated, which will enable him to hit the practice field immediately.
Carolina plays at Arizona this week and then hosts Washington, led by Newton’s (and the Panthers’) former longtime coach Ron Rivera, in Week 11.
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