According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots are expected to part ways with QB Cam Newton during the offseason after one season in New England.
“Cam Newton sounded resigned this week to the fact that he’ll be moving on from New England,” Schefter said, via Zack Cox of NESN.com. “It looks like he’s looking for something different, the Patriots are looking for something different.
“Both sides enjoyed their relationship, but both sides expect that it will take them to a different place and a different direction in 2021 with Cam Newton likely moving on and the Patriots in search of a new quarterback for next season. We’ll see what direction they decide to go.”
Newton played well against the Seahawks early on in the season, but the Patriots’ offense has been disjointed for much of the year.
Newton, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Panthers back in 2011. He was entering the fifth year of his six-year, $118.47 million contract that includes $60 million guaranteed and set to make base salaries of $16.2 million and $18.6 million over the final two years of the agreement when the Panthers cut him this offseason.
The Patriots later signed Newton to a one-year deal back in June. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
In 2020, Newton has appeared in 14 games for the Patriots and completed 65.4 percent of his passes for 2,415 yards, five touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has also rushed for 513 yards and 12 touchdowns.
We have him included in our Top 50 – 2021 Free Agents list.