Both Cam Newton and the New England Patriots did their concentrating before consenting to terms on the last Sunday night of June.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick clarified Friday during his underlying video conference of training camp.
“Things worked out,” Belichick said of the 31-year-old quarterback. “We spent quite a bit of time with Cam, and he spent quite a bit of time with us. I think it was a mutual interest. We spent quite a bit of – a number of different people and a number of different conversations, just trying to see how the fit would be. It was very positive on our end. I’m glad it worked out.”
Newton’s one-year contract with the Patriots incorporates a base compensation of $1.05 million and $550,000 ensured. An extra $700,000 is accessible according to game list rewards for the previous No. 1 in general pick and NFL MVP. As is up to $5.75 million in motivations after a season in which Newton began two games before a Lisfranc break sent him to harmed save.
The Carolina Panthers discharged Newton in March. A hold up in free organization followed. A hold back to assess did, too, with the coronavirus pandemic shortening sorted out group exercises and minicamps.
“I mean, I don’t know. It wasn’t that way,” Belichick said of how those circumstances meshed. “I don’t know if it’d been different if it would have happened differently. I don’t know. I don’t see why it would have, but I’m not sure.”
Newton will presently fight for the beginning spot in New England on a profundity graph that remains at four after the re-marking of undrafted new kid on the block Brian Lewerke on Thursday. Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer are in his organization as players report to Gillette Stadium. With Covid-19 testing and virtual gatherings before long increase to quality and molding, the main act of camp is set for Aug. 12.
Be that as it may, the schoolwork is continuous.
“I think that’s about the same as all the other spots on the team,” Belichick said of the Patriots’ QB room. “We got a long way to go and we’ll see how things turn out. I can’t control how players perform – that’s up to them. We’ll give everybody an opportunity and see what happens. So, I don’t know.”