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Cam Newton agrees deal with New England Patriots to take over from Tom Brady as quarter-back on one-year deal

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CAM NEWTON has agreed to a deal with the New England Patriots to take over from Tom Brady as their quarter-back on a one-year deal.

The league’s former MVP, 31, has signed an incentive-heavy contract to head to New England in a bid to replace their star quarterback.

The New England Patriots have signed Cam Newton to help replace Tom Brady

Brady, 42, spent 20 seasons with the Patriots, winning the Super Bowl six times, before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March.

Newton – a free agent before signing for the Pats – will now battle 2019 fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer for the starting QB spot.

But the 2015 MVP – nicknamed “Superman” appeared to be thrilled with his marquee move, taking to Instagram to share his excitement.

He wrote: “I’m as excited as I don’t what right now!!.

“All praise to God!! Dropping content tomorrow!! I hope you’re ready!! #Let’sgoPats.”

Newton had spent all nine years of his career so far at the Carolina Panthers, having initially joined as a rookie – going first overall in the 2011 draft.

The quarterback had one year left on his staggering five-year, £84million deal.

Cam Newton seemed excited with his move to the Pats

But he was released to save £16m under the salary cap – with Teddy Bridgewater penning a three-year deal worth £50m.

But Newton’s move could be a risky one for the Patriots, despite his obvious talents on the gridiron.

Down the years, his performances have often been overshadowed by overzealous celebrations and a difficult relationship with the media.

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