There are several reports saying that the Jets have had a player test positive for Covid. First, let’s start by saying if this is true we hope they recover very soon. Being on the injury report for Covid is different than a pulled hamstring, so player safety and health comes before everything else.
As far are the situation goes, the tweets below tell the story as we know it right now. The players have been sent home, the player involved is being retested. The Cardinals are scheduled to fly to NJ today for the game on Sunday. Anything else is just speculation at this point, so we will let this situation unfold. The NFL has pushed games back a day or two in the past, so we should know more soon.
Per source, the Jets have a "presumptive positive" test result. They've sent the players and coaches home out of an abundance of caution. The player is being re-tested.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 9, 2020
The Jets player who potentially tested positive has been re-tested. Results should be known at some point today. Players were in the building this morning when the team became aware of this, and were sent home immediately. #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) October 9, 2020
Jets are having their offensive players tested again this morning because they are believed to have been in close contact with the player that tested positive for COVID-19, per sources. #TakeFlight
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 9, 2020
Reminder that, depending on circumstances, the NFL has indicated it will not postpone a game for a single positive test. Much will depend on test results for others, what contact tracing shows about close contacts, etc.
— Judy Battista (@judybattista) October 9, 2020
Here is the discussion thread from our forums with fan thoughts on a Jet player testing positive for Covid.