The New England Patriots seemed resigned to a quarterback competition between journeyman Brian Hoyer and 2019 fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham. That changed on Sunday evening.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the Patriots have signed veteran quarterback Cam Newton to a one-year deal.
Newton will likely head to training camp as the favorite to win the starting job, though the Pats will also be hoping for a clean bill of health.
Schefter also reported the deal is “incentive-laden.”
The Patriots were one of the teams thought to be in the mix to sign Newton after the Carolina Panthers cut him.