Patriots agree to three-year deal with Justin Bethel

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The Patriots aren’t just bringing back Cam Newton on Friday.

Per Mike Reiss of ESPN, New England has also agreed to terms with cornerback Justin Bethel on a three-year, $6 million deal. Bethel was slated to become an unrestricted free agent at the start of the league year.

Bethel is a heavy special teams contributor, playing 84 percent of the unit’s snaps in 2020. Bethel spent his first six seasons with Arizona before signing with Atlanta in 2018. He also played for Baltimore in 2019 before landing with New England.

A three-time Pro Bowler, Bethel has four career interceptions, four forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries, and 225 total tackles.

6 responses to “Patriots agree to three-year deal with Justin Bethel

  1. Overpaid for special teamer and the worst QB Cam Gets 14 mil. The genius has left the building. Gonna be a full tank job this year.

  2. I’m not a Patriots fan, but I appreciate how they always invest in special teams and field strong ST units year after year. It’s not sexy, but it wins games.

  3. Solid signing in its own, even more so now considering how vital ‘field position’ will be for the Pats’ offense to prosper.

  4. Nice! It always amazes me how many times the two guys who are around the ball are Slate and Bethel.

  5. Amazing how the first post on every Patriots thread is a hater with their facts wrong.

    No, they didn’t overpay for Bethel.

    No, they didn’t resign Cam for a salary of $14MM.

    No, the Patriots won’t tank.

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