Jan 3, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New York Jets during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

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Reports: Patriots re-signing QB Cam Newton on one-year deal

The New England Patriots are re-signing quarterback Cam Newton for 2021, multiple outlets reported Friday.

The one-year deal is worth close to $14 million, ESPN reported.

Newton, who turns 32 in May, started 15 games (7-8 record) for the Patriots last season. He completed 65.8 percent of his passes for 2,657 yards, eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions and rushed for 592 yards and 12 scores.

The 2011 No. 1 overall pick and 2015 NFL MVP signed a modest deal with New England in June 2020 after playing his first nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

In an interview with the “I Am Athlete” podcast last month, Newton said he was open to another one-year deal with the Patriots.

“I’m getting tired of changing (teams),” he said. “I am at a point in my career where I know way more than I did last year. Yes, I would go back.”

The Patriots, who finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008, also have 2019 fourth-rounder Jarrett Stidham on the roster. The 24-year-old has completed 24 of 48 passes for 270 yards, two TDs and four picks in eight career appearances.

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