According to what Cam Newton reported, the New England Patriots drew reactions from all over the NFL, including San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman, who seemed troubled by the fact that the former MVP had to sign for the league minimum.
Newton and the Patriots have agreed on a one-year deal that will pay the veteran quarterback over $ 1 million, according to several reports. Reportedly, it could earn up to $ 7.5 million in incentives, according to the NFL network.
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Sherman tweeted that it was “disgusting” for someone like Newton to be paid that kind of money while some backups are making $ 3-5 million this season.
“How many former League MVPs have had to sign for the min? (Ask for a friend.) Simply ridiculous. Transcendent talent and less talented QB are getting 1
Pro Football Focus has underlined that it has classified Newton between n. 23 and n. 27 of the quarterbacks in the past four years, excluding his injured 2019.
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Other players have also responded to Newton’s signing for the Patriots.
Newton, the first ever pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, took the Carolina Panthers to three consecutive NFC South titles from 2013 to 15-15, and an appearance in the Super Bowl during the 2015 season when he was awarded the MVP championship. He has also won three Pro Bowls in nine seasons.
Newton has lost 16 regular season games in the past two years due to a foot injury that required a procedure. He has also had multiple shoulder surgeries in his career.
Newton is expected to enter a starting role in New England as successor to future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady, who left for the buccaneers of Tampa Bay early in the offseason.
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Newton, Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham are expected to be quarterbacks on the roster at the start of the training camp.
Dan Canova of Fox News contributed to this report.