Cam Newton tests positive for COVID-19

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Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has tested positive for COVID-19.

Newton will not play on Sunday against the Chiefs, according to multiple reports

A former league MVP who is in his first year with the Patriots, Newton is by far the highest-profile NFL player to test positive for the coronavirus this season. Although the league was forced to postpone Sunday’s Titans-Steelers game because eight Titans players have tested positive, none of those players was nearly as well known to the general public as Newton.

It’s unclear where the Patriots go from here. Presumably Brian Hoyer would start at quarterback and Jarrett Stidham would back him up, although if they’ve both been in close contact with Newton they might both be forced to quarantine as well.

The Patriots have not issued any statements about the matter, but Newton was reportedly the only player on the team to test positive.

67 responses to “Cam Newton tests positive for COVID-19

  1. Don’t worry! It’s just him and nobody else! The virus is not contagious! It will not spread to others. No chance the other patriots are carriers, no chance.

    We gooooooddd

  2. What are the chances Edelman starts at QB if the two backups can’t play? That would be unprecedented..

  3. Kind of fishy. The Pats had a few false positives about a month ago, now their starting QB is conveniently the first to get “COVID-19”….. go figure….let the NFL rigging in 2020 begin!!!

  4. I wish we’d get more information about these things. Do we know how he got it? Do we have any tracing of where it may have been from? Was it from daily routine or did he head out to a club or bar?

  5. Roger is gonna earn his 40 mill this year… Fortunately he is so busy with this stuff that he isnt hilding kargaroo courts any more. So thats nice.

  6. I am a Patriots fan fromforever. you can tell by my username how old i am. But these are the breaks in this very unusual season.

    Cam is out it;s that simple. In this unusual season what is is.

    Sorry for the patrios but if all 3 quarterbacks are out-then they are out. If they don’t have a quarterback on the practice squad they’ll have to use any former quarterbacks on their team to hand the ball off and do all running plays.

    They will lose the game but that’s how it goes.

  7. Next QB up, get one off the streets if necessary. Dont pentalize teams who are able to avoid infection by cancelling games. This country needs some sort of normalacy and football is for a large number of people. This virus is not going away, we must adapt to its presence and do due diligence on vaccinations and treatment. The presence of football is more important than the quality of football at this point. Respect the Rona, dont be afraid of the Rona!

  8. Pats have been doing tests and it’s isolated, the plane hasn’t left yet because we are waiting on NFL Guidelines…..

    I assume the game gets rescheduled

  9. Belichick is at it again! Have the Chiefs spend all week prepping for a rushing QB like Cam, then get him sick with Covid the day before the game and have Hoyer come in an air it out against an unprepared Chiefs secondary!! THE MASTER!

  10. Well Roger already set the precedent….he needs to reschedule the game like he did for the Titans

  11. ivotedfornixon says:
    October 3, 2020 at 11:22 am
    I am a Patriots fan fromforever. you can tell by my username how old i am. But these are the breaks in this very unusual season.

    Cam is out it;s that simple. In this unusual season what is is.

    Sorry for the patrios but if all 3 quarterbacks are out-then they are out. If they don’t have a quarterback on the practice squad they’ll have to use any former quarterbacks on their team to hand the ball off and do all running plays.

    They will lose the game but that’s how it goes.

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    That ship already sailed…..Roger set the percent by postponing and rescheduling the Titans / Steelers game.

  12. Dont worry, the Brady haters say ANYONE can fill in for Belichick’s system and do just as great. “Just plug a player in”. So expect Stidham to throw 3 Tds and the Pats to have a chance to win the game at the end.

  13. I guess if another player tests positive here soon, we won’t see these teams play on Sunday. They will also both end up losing their bye week.

  14. Imagine this Sunday game at Arrowhead… and come Monday or Tuesday morning, 10 to 60% of the players on both teams suddenly test positive for Covid.

    All because a few players couldn’t be careful, reasonable adults for the duration of their season.

    Well, this is a novel way of derailing the Chiefs back to back march to another SB.

  15. navyvandal says:
    October 3, 2020 at 11:23 am
    Pats have been doing tests and it’s isolated, the plane hasn’t left yet because we are waiting on NFL Guidelines…..

    I assume the game gets rescheduled

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    That’s going to be tough. Pats bye is in week 8 and Chiefs I think week 11.

  16. Others have to have or will test positive soon. Where did he go??!

    What in earth?

    All the Newton fanboys have been exposed. Start Stidham.

    As predicted, no full season. right again

  17. touchback6 says:
    October 3, 2020 at 11:51 am
    Others have to have or will test positive soon. Where did he go??!

    What in earth?

    All the Newton fanboys have been exposed. Start Stidham.

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    Remember you were saying how stupid other teams were when their players were testing positive? As predicted, it came back to bite you.

  18. The NFL were idiots to not schedule two bye weeks (season stretches to 18 weeks). They can’t keep rescheduling games, they got lucky with the Steelers v Titans matchup as far as the new date. But now those teams are forced in to a week 4 bye, no team wants that. If Pats v Chiefs can’t be played this week, what then. NFL should have prepared for an extra bye, my opinion is there should be 2 byes every year regardless.

  19. A chiefs player has it too. Games postponed . No ones taking it seriously enough . 2 ND wave starts now

  20. That’s going to be tough. Pats bye is in week 8 and Chiefs I think week 11.

    ——

    Over bye week is week 7..we play the Broncos next Sunday in foxborougg, then the bye week, then the 49ers in fox borough

  21. He will be out for at least half the season. That throws a wrench into the Pats plans hate to see it.

  22. If you believe an athlete in great shape and around 30 years old can get this, you are beyond gullible.

  23. Do you know what this is? This is not team leadership, that’s what this is. I don’t care what the circumstances are. Grow up, This is serious. Some people are finally believing it is serious. Finally.

  24. jfm215 says:
    October 3, 2020 at 11:22 am
    That’s it im done with 2020…Tank for Trevor!
    ______________________________________________________________________
    There are teams that don’t have to try to tank to lose.

  25. ariani1985 says:

    Just end the season!
    ——————————————————-
    We know your team is 0-3. Why don’t YOU sit this one out.

  26. I’m a Pats fan but they deserve this for getting rid of Brady and not giving him what he wants. Further proof they are an average team without him.

  27. Big picture? I’m thinking the outlook for the NFL isn’t good. If the Patriots vs Chiefs game is played, the virus is going to spread. I’m finding it hard to believe that Cam Newton practiced with his 40 teammates and not a single one of them shows up as “positive” now. Play the game and spread the virus. I’ve always been a pessimist but it’s probably too late to do anything about that now.

  28. Always was a square peg for a round hole and just 2 days ago,Bill was raving about him. He talked Cam up so much that made me wonder what Brady could have done to him. See, Bill knows why the Patriots have been so successful, he just can’t deal with it.

  29. dlw492 says:
    October 3, 2020 at 11:17 am
    What are the chances Edelman starts at QB if the two backups can’t play? That would be unprecedented..
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    Not unprecedented! You’re probably to young to remember Tom Mattie of the Balt Colts. Halfback played QB when Unitas and backup both were injured. Took his team far into playoffs!

  30. Won’t ever watch a game with newton in it…sad they postponed the game would have been worth watchin without the clownin it…

  31. ivotedfornixon says:

    I am a Patriots fan from forever. you can tell by my username how old i am. But these are the breaks in this very unusual season.
    ——————————————
    Some great players back then – Jim Nance, Babe Parelli, Gino Capeletti,,,and on D Nick Buonaconti and Houston Antoine. Pretty cool unis back then too.

  32. Just don’t play that player, seems that simple if everyone else is fine unless they fear ratings.

  33. And they will all recover. It’s stunning how quickly we turned into a species that tries to hide from or outlast a simple virus. The survival rate for those under 80 is close to 99.7+

  34. Belichick trying to get the game cancelled, a cancelled game is better than a loss

  35. Ignorance is the only thing spreading faster than Covid. For those who are blaming Cam Newton, you obviously don’t realize how testing works. Newton was simply the first to register a positive result. He very easily could have picked it up from someone else in the building who has yet to register positive. It would be a minor miracle if no other players test positive over the next couple of days, and any of them are equally as likely to have been the one who let their guard down.

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