New England Patriots QB Cam Newton Has Tested Positive for COVID-19 (UPDATE: Pats-Chiefs Game Postponed)

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New England Patriots QB Cam Newton Has Tested Positive for COVID-19 (UPDATE: Pats-Chiefs Game Postponed)

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As the NFL world is still trying to get their hands around a Tennessee Titans COVID-19 outbreak that keeps adding players and personnel (reportedly three more this morning), there’s a new positive test, and it has major implications: it’s New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton.

Per multiple reports and seemingly confirmed by a Patriots statement, Newton has tested positive for the virus and is out, but there hasn’t been team-wide spread detected:

Of course, there was optimism last weekend about controls within the Titans organization and clearly that failed. Then again, the Falcons and Bears were able to play last weekend after an isolated case in the Falcons’ secondary. So we’ll stay tuned, and hopefully this positive is indeed limited to Newton and he winds up OK.

As for the football implications, the Patriots will quickly turn to Jarrett Stidham or Brian Hoyer against the Chiefs tomorrow. From there, it’s up in the air who’d be under center next weekend against old friend Vic Fangio and the Broncos.

UPDATE: Sunday’s Patriots-Chiefs game has been postponed:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.