This football season just got a lot more interesting for Boston sports fans. Yesterday, the New England Patriots announced that they signed a one-year contract with Cam Newton, a deal worth up to $7.5 million.
While the Patriots organization has yet to confirm the news, Newton enthusiastically posted an update on his Instagram story.
The 31-year-old quarterback wrote, “I’m excited as I don’t know what right now! All praise to God! Dropping content tomorrow. I hope you’re ready! #LetsGoPats.”
Former New England Patriots Quarterback, Tom Brady, weighed in on the announcement. After a photo was published on the NFL’s Instagram of the announcement, Brady commented showing support “@underarmour QBs ??.”
Previously, Newton played for the Carolina Panthers and was released this past March. He was drafted first overall in 2011 and has played his entire NFL career in Carolina until the off-season. Newton will join quarterbacks Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer.
If Sunday couldn’t have gotten any crazier for the Patriots organization, the NFL also fined the New England Patriots $1.1 million as a penalty for the team taping the Cincinnati Bengal’s sideline during their game last season. In addition to the monetary penalty, the NFL also would take the Patriot’s third-round draft pick.