Patriots’ QB Cam Newton tested positive and is out for Sunday’s game vs. Kansas City, per @FieldYates and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2020
The Patriots released a statement confirming that a player tested positive for the coronavirus and that others he was in contact with have tested negative.
Official statement from the Patriots: pic.twitter.com/Xh9nQKTIly— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2020
If that's any indication of what could happen with the Patriots, then their clash with the Chiefs is in question for Sunday. Hopefully, New England has been able to control the outbreak or we could have multiple teams with an outbreak in the NFL.
According to ESPN, the game will not be played Sunday. It'll be postponed to either Monday or Tuesday, depending on the results of future tests.
In three games this season, Newton has looked close to his old self, completing more than 68% of his passes for 714 yards and six total touchdowns.
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