The former Carolina Panther has signed a one-year deal and will obviously be in position to be the quarterback that replaces Tom Brady, who has joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The news was a surprise to me. I had a feeling Newton would end up playing for Washington because that's where his former head coach - Ron Rivera - is now in charge.
Another reason - possibly the main one - why I was surprised at the news is I have had a feeling, ever since Brady departed the Patriots, that Andrew Luck would come out of retirement and join them.
I suppose Newton's one-year deal means there's a chance of Luck coming in in 2021, but I think that pipe
dream nightmare looks even less likely now.