Reports: Patriots QB Cam Newton tests positive for COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – According to reports, Cam Newton has tested positive for the coronavirus.

NFL Insider Adam Schefter posted a tweet Saturday morning stating that the Patriots’ QB tested positive.

Patriots’ QB Cam Newton tested positive and is out for Sunday’s game vs. Kansas City, per <a href=”https://twitter.com/FieldYates?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@FieldYates</a> and me.&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href=”https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1312408359774060544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>October 3, 2020</a>

The New England Patriots posted a statement on Twitter saying in part, “Late last night, we received notice that a Patriots player tested positive for COVID-19.”

Official statement from the Patriots: <a href=”https://t.co/Xh9nQKTIly”>pic.twitter.com/Xh9nQKTIly</a>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href=”https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1312410876176105478?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>October 3, 2020</a>

The Patriots are supposed to be heading to Kansas City to play the Chiefs Sunday at 3:25 p.m. According to Schefter, the Patriots are on standby to head to KC as they await more test results.

Patriots were scheduled to leave for KC at about 1 ET; trip now is on standby as they await more test results and guidance from the NFL.&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href=”https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1312411391823929345?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>October 3, 2020</a>