Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tests positive for coronavirus

Former No. 1 overall pick won't play versus Chiefs
New England Patriots QB Cam Newton scores TD vs Miami Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker, September 2020
Posted at 11:59 AM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 13:41:41-04

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to

The former No. 1 overall draft pick has been added to the team's reserve/COVID-19 list and won't play against the Kansas City Chiefs.

As a result, Sunday's game has been postponed until Monday or Tuesday, the NFL announced Saturday.

The news comes less than a week after the Tennessee Titans had a COVID-19 outbreak, forcing the NFL to reschedule Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for later in the season.

Newton joined the Patriots this year after spending his first nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

The 31-year-old has thrown for 714 yards and two touchdowns for the Patriots (2-1) this season. He has also rushed for four scores.