How Cam Newton Ended Up In New England
NFL Network reports that the New England Patriots and quarterback Cam Newton connected at the start of free agency. Mike Giardi says that Newton’s asking price was high, but as the quarterback market dried up, the Patriots were the best fit for the 2015 MVP.
ESPN reports that the Patriots were the only team to make a hard offer to Newton. Adam Schefter says the Cleveland Browns had preliminary interest, but nothing concrete.
Newton took an offer that gave him an opportunity to compete for a starting job. He, Jarrett Stidham, and Brian Hoyer will battle for the first crack at replacing Tom Brady when training camp opens in July.