In just the past few days the Coronavirus has certainly proved that no matter if you’re the most powerful man on Earth or an MVP of the NFL, the Coronavirus can and will infect you just as easily as any person devoid of standing.
In the same week saw 16 Tennessee Titans players and staff members test positive for COVID-19, and President Trump and First Lady Melania be diagnosed with COVID. New England Patriots QB and odds on favorite to be named the NFL’s ‘Comeback Player of the Year’ ends the week with being the coronavirus’ latest victim.
After being limited to two games last season with the Panthers due to injury, Newton, a former league MVP, had begun making his comeback bid after the Pats signed him to replace their G.O.A.T QB Tom Brady who departed via free agency to the Tamp Bay Buccaneers.
Leading the Patriots to a 2-1 start, the 31-year-old quarterback has accounted for a total of six touchdowns — including four rushing — while throwing for 714 yards and a career-high 68.1 completion percentage.
Sunday’s game between the Patriots and Chiefs will be rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday after New England star quarterback Cam Newton and Kansas City practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu tested positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple reports.
As of Saturday, no other Patriots players or staff members have tested positive for the virus; however, more positive results may begin to surface in the coming days, as was the case with Tennessee, which has also been postponed until early next week.
New England confirmed in a statement that one of it’s players had tested positive, without naming Cam Newton.
“The health and safety of our team, as well as our opponent, are of highest priority,” the Patriots wrote.