The Carolina Panthers team of the American Football League (NFL) announced this Thursday the return of his former star Cam Newton, who had been without a team since August, to replace the injured Sam Darnold.
Newton, League MVP (Most Valuable Player) in 2015, has not played any game of the current season after he was fired by the New England Patriots in late August.
“The Panthers agreed to terms with quarterback Cam Newton on Thursday,” the franchise said only about the contract, which is pending a physical review of the quarterback.
Newton, 32, was chosen by the Panthers with the number one in the 2011 Draft and in 2015 he led the team to the Super Bowl, in which they fell to the Denver Broncos.
However, his career suffered a slump in recent seasons, weighed down by numerous injuries, and the Panthers eventually released him in 2020.
The quarterback tried to rebuild his career signing a one-season deal with the Patriots as a replacement for the legendary Tom Brady.
After a disappointing out-of-playoff season, manager Bill Belichick let Newton go in August to make room for rookie Mac Jones, his quarterback of the future.
Back to Carolina, Newton will have the mission of relieving Sam Darnold, who will be out for four to six weeks due to an injury shoulder suffered on Sunday.
The Panthers occupy the last position of the South division of the National Conference with four victories and five losses.