(Boston) The New England Patriots are reportedly close to finalizing a deal that will allow them to keep veteran quarterback Cam Newton, the Associated Press has learned from someone familiar with the negotiations.
The one-year deal is estimated to be worth around $ 14 million, according to the Associated Press source.
This source spoke on condition of anonymity because the new hires cannot be announced before Wednesday, the day of the start of the new financial year of the National Football League.
With this new pact, the Patriots will once again trust the quarterback who earned the NFL MVP in 2015 with the Carolina Panthers, but who has had a checkered season with Nova Scotia. England in 2020.
He missed games after contracting the COVID-19 virus, and he struggled to make the Patriots’ attack work for Tom Brady, who had chosen to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Patriots finished the season with a 7-9 record and missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2008 season. That season, Brady suffered a knee injury in the opening game and missed the rest. of the calendar.
The Patriots can still try to give themselves a long-term option at quarterback in the next draft. In the meantime, the agreement that would be on the verge of being concluded with Newton places the latter in a command position with a view to 2021.
Newton joined the Patriots last June after the Panthers released him after a nine-season career with the organization.