How people are reacting to quarterback Cam Newton’s one-year deal with the Patriots

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. While Newton remains optimistic about his chances of playing for the Panthers next season, the team is remaining mostly silent on the quarterback's future. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Cam Newton. –AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File

Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has agreed to a one-year contract with the Patriots — and NFL players, his future teammates, and even Boston officials are hyped.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh was quick to give the former Carolina Panthers MVP a warm welcome Sunday evening.

There was a flurry of eyeball emojis, from New England’s secondary, including Stephon Gilmore, Joejuan Williams, and the McCourty twins, as well as linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley and running back James White.

Safety Adrian Phillips offered a GIF when the news broke.

Brandon Copeland, a linebacker who signed with the Patriots this offseason, also offered his support. 

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Same with Greg Olsen, tight end for the Seattle Seahawks and a former teammate of Newton’s in Carolina. New York Jets safety Jamal Adams, Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Will Compton, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, and free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant also reacted on Twitter.

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