Cam Newton is back in Carolina.
The former MVP agreed to a contract with the Panthers: the one-year deal is worth up to $10 million with $4.5 million guaranteed and a $1.5 million roster bonus, according to multiple reports.
Newton, whom the Panthers selected No. 1 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft, has been unsigned this year since the Patriots cut him in training camp. He didn’t do much last year with the Patriots, throwing for 2,657 yards and rushing for 592 as the team struggled to adjust to life without Tom Brady.
The Panthers, though, have struggled to adjust to life without Newton.
Sam Darnold isn’t the answer at quarterback. The former Jet, for whom the Panthers dealt a second-round pick and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a shoulder injury, has thrown 11 interceptions to seven touchdowns. He’s averaging just 6.5 yards per attempt. PJ Walker was in line to be Carolina’s starter before the Newton reunion.