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Patriots Sign QB Cam Newton to 1-Year Deal worth up to $7.5 million

The New England Patriots have reportedly reached an agreement with former National Football League MVP Cam Newton, according to multiple reports Sunday night.

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The former Carolina Panthers quarterback will now step into the mix to compete for the chance to replace former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who left to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency, Adam Schefter first reported citing league sources.

Newton is signing a one-year deal with New England, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who also cites a league source and says the bare minimum deal with Newton has been quietly in the works. The incentive-laden deal is worth up to $7.5 million, source tells Rapoport.

While New England has yet to announce the deal, Patriots players and brothers Devin and Jason McCourty reacted to the reported news Sunday night, telling NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry that they are excited. Devin McCourty told Perry the addition of Newton will make the team's quarterback situation "even better."

The McCourty brothers and teammate Stephon Gilmore both seemingly reacted to the news on Twitter with the same emoji Sunday night, while Newton appeared to address his signing on Instagram, writing, "I'm excited as I don't know what right now!! All praise to God!! Dropping content tomorrow!! I hope you're ready!! #LETSgoPATS"

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