Cam Newton will wear No. 1 with Patriots

Ryan Hannable
July 09, 2020 - 8:10 am

Patriots mascot Pat Patriot may need to find a new number with Cam Newton now in New England.

The team made the signing official on Wednesday and updated their roster to indicate Newton will keep his jersey No. 1 and has already marketed his jersey in the official team pro shop.

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Not many players have worn No. 1 with the Patriots as Newton will be the first Patriots player since 1987 to wear it and only the fourth in franchise history, joining John Smith, Tony Franklin, and Eric Schubert.

The Patriots also released a few hype videos on social media following Newton's deal becoming official.

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