Cam Newton to the Patriots: this is how Tom Brady reacted to a former MVP who joined his longtime team

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Cam Newton agrees to a one-year deal with the Patriots

Cam Newton has a chance to become Tom Brady’s apparent heir, and he reportedly agrees to a one-year deal with the New England Patriots on Sunday after months (somehow) of remaining on the market. of free agents. Newton will eventually have to compete with Jarrett Stidham for the job, but the incentive-laden deal worth a maximum of $ 7.5 million proves he’s in line for the initial job.

Brady, who won six Super Bowls with the Patriots, reacted when Newton joined his old team on Instagram. It will be the first time that an unnamed quarterback Brady has entered the season as a Patriots starter since Drew Bledsoe in 2001 (not counting the four games Brady was suspended in 2016 when Jimmy Garoppolo opened the year).

It’s not much, but Brady noted that he and Newton are both backed by Under Armor. Newton has been with the Under Armor brand since his rookie season in 2011, when he was signed with the most important deal given to an incoming NFL rookie at the time. Brady signed with Under Armor in 2010, which included a financial stake in the company.

Of the most influential NFL athletes on social media supporting Under Armor, Brady is the best in the NFL and Newton is fourth. Only Anquan Boldin and Julio Jones are ahead of Newton.

Brady and Newton have met only twice in their careers, and Newton won both meetings. The last time the quarterbacks met was in 2017, a 33-30 Carolina Panthers victory when Newton led Carolina on a 10-play, 46-yard play that resulted in a 48-yard field goal by Graham Gano when time expired.

The only way Newton and Brady will meet this season is in Super Bowl LV (in Tampa of all places). If Newton remains in New England after this season, he will face Brady at Foxborough in 2021.