After days of debate, hypothesis, and projections, the New England Patriots made their signing of Cam Newton official. The staff posted the next picture on its Instagram, even utilizing the encrypted font Newton has made well-known on his personal account.
Newton Apparently Carrying No. 1 With the Patriots
The publish would seemingly affirm Newton’s jersey quantity will stay No. 1 heading into the 2020 season. Newton wore No. 2 throughout his days at Auburn. When he was drafted to the Carolina Panthers in 2011, he wished to put on the identical quantity, nevertheless Jimmy Clausen, a quarterback the staff drafted within the second around the 12 months earlier than was sporting that jersey.
He refused to offer it to Newton and insisted on battling him for the beginning job. Who can blame him? Nobody would even desire a man who would lay down on this scenario.
Clearly, Newton gained the job and elected to maintain the No. 1 jersey. Clausen missed all the 2011 season, was gone from Carolina after the 2012 marketing campaign. Clausen solely performed in 24 video games over 4 seasons stretched throughout a six-year profession. He was out of soccer after the 2015 season.
In case you’re questioning, don’t really feel too unhealthy for Clausen. The previous Notre Dame, Carolina Panthers, and Chicago Bears quarterback seems to be to be an superior and pleased dude with a lovely household. He’s nonetheless simply 32 years outdated.
Brian Hoyer presently wears No. 2 with the Patriots, and it’s unclear if Newton even wished to return to his Auburn quantity, but it surely seems he’s sticking with No. 1. It’s most likely a wise alternative contemplating he has each intention of being QB1 when the 2020 common season begins.
Cam Newton’s Contract Particulars Confirmed
Most have identified for a couple of week that Newton’s contract could be for one 12 months with simply $550,000 assured, and a risk of pulling in over $7 million if he hits all of his incentives.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport confirmed what most suspected in a tweet shortly after the Patriots made the information official:
The #Patriots have formally signed QB Cam Newton to his 1-year contract, per the transaction wire.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 8, 2020
Many have argued Newton’s contract is criminally low contemplating he has a resume that features a 68-55-1 quarterback file, 29,zero41 passing yards, 182 passing touchdowns, four,806 speeding yards, 56 touchdowns, a league MVP in 2015, and a Tremendous Bowl look that very same season. Additionally, Newton remains to be simply 31 years outdated.
Even supposing he’s coming off two seasons which have had him battling accidents, Newton ought to nonetheless theoretically have loads left within the tank. Take into account this, Newton is nearly 12 years youthful than Tom Brady. Let than sink in for a second.
He has mentioned, this upcoming season isn’t concerning the cash. He ought to have loads of that contemplating he has earned $122,085,498 from soccer contracts (not counting endorsements) with a median annual wage of $13,565,zero55, and a mammoth $31 million payout in 2015, per Over the Cap.
The stage is about for Newton to have probably the most inspiring comeback tales in sports activities this 12 months.