Patriots QB Cam Newton Tests Positive For COVID-19, Out For Week 4


Adam Schefter is reporting that Patriots’ QB Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19 and is out for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. 

Cam Newton

According to Schefter, the Patriots have been doing mass testing and re-testing and, so far, there is no spread to anyone else. 

This means that the Patriots will now either go with Brian Hoyer or Jarrett Stidham to start Sunday’s game.

The Patriots issued the following statement:

Newton, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Panthers back in 2011. He was entering the fifth year of his six-year, $118.47 million contract that includes $60 million guaranteed and set to make base salaries of $16.2 million and $18.6 million over the final two years of the agreement when the Panthers cut him this offseason. 

The Patriots later signed Newton to a one-year deal back in June. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent in 2021.

In 2020, Newton has appeared in three games for the Patriots and completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 714 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 149 yards and four touchdowns.

We’ll have more on Newton and the Patriots as the news is available. 

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