The New England Patriots have named Cam Newton their starting quarterback, and was also voted in as captain. Newton signed a one-year deal with New England in the offseason after being released by the Carolina Panthers. Newton will officially be the team’s starter during a meeting Thursday, filling the void created by the departure of star quarterback Tom Brady.
Newton was voted as one of three offensive captains by Patriots players. The team confirmed Newton’s captaincy in a statement posted Thursday on social media. The Patriots’ other offensive captains are veteran running back James White and center David Andrews. After being released by the Carolina Panthers, Newton agreed to join the Patriots on June 28. He officially signed his contract July 8.
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