Who says you can’t go back home? In Cam Newton’s case, he is going back to where it all started.
Newton, who had been a free agent since the end of training camp, is signing with the Carolina Panthers.
Cam Newton is signing with the Carolina Panthers. pic.twitter.com/LMAAv6yrBZ— Doug Rush (@TheDougRush) November 11, 2021
Together again 😀 pic.twitter.com/PXGaVTvvZX— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) November 11, 2021
Cam Newton's deal with the #Panthers is for the rest of the 2021 season, I'm told. A chance to reset his career, then hit free agency in March.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 11, 2021
Newton signs a one-year deal worth almost $10 million for the remainder of the season, which includes $4.5 million in fully guaranteed money and a $1.5 million roster bonus.
Source: The #Panthers are giving QB Cam Newton a 1-year deal worth up to $10M for the rest of year…includes $4.5M fully guaranteed and $1.5M roster bonus.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 11, 2021
Newton started his career with the Carolina Panthers when he was the number one pick back in the 2011 NFL Draft and spent almost 10 years with the organization.
Newton spent the last two years with the New England Patriots and had the distinction of being the guy to replace Tom Brady in New England, but he was cut before the 2021 season to pave the way for Mac Jones, so he was released before the regular season.
With Sam Darnold hurt for at least four to six weeks due to a shoulder injury, the Panthers had a need for a veteran quarterback since P.J. Walker and Matt Barkley were there quarterbacks, and thus, it allowed a reunion in Carolina.
The deal is for the remainder of the 2021 season, so Newton will be allowed to become a free agent again in the spring.