- The New York Jets have been forced to shut down their facility and send players and personal home after a player presumptively tested positive for the coronavirus.
- No word has been released as to who the player is.
- The league has not confirmed whether the Jets will play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
NEW YORK – Yet another NFL team has been compromised as a presumptive positive COVID-19 test shut down the New York Jets facility. Players and staff have been sent home.
The Jets now follow the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots as teams affected by positive coronavirus tests.
The NFL season has continued to run into more positive tests the last few wakes, putting the potential future of the 2020 NFL season in jeopardy.
Jets COVID-19 Positive
After a presumptive positive player test today, all Jets players and coaches were just sent home, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 9, 2020
The NFL betting season has already suffered from the postponement of key games in Weeks 4 and 5.
The Tennessee Titans vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers game was postponed for weeks, and the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the New England Patriots game was moved from a Sunday game to a Monday night game.
The NFL is doing everything in their power to maintain a 16 game season, but with the current news of yet another franchise dealing with positive COVID-19 tests, that reality is becoming harder to see.
“Jets players and personnel were sent home from the team facility Friday after a player received a presumed positive COVID-19 test result,” reported Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network. “The team will work virtually for remainder of the day and the player will be re-tested. the Jets are confident protocols have been followed, so the hope is that if the test is a confirmed positive, it would be an isolated circumstance.”
With the continued teams being affected by the coronavirus, many sports bettors are taking action for even more NFL games being rescheduled.
Despite the shutdown, certain online sportsbooks are still hosting betting lines for the Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Jets game. Arizona is going in as a heavy favorite.
Arizona Cardinals Vs. New York Jets
- Moneyline: Cardinals -350, Jets +280
- Spread: Cardinals -7 ½
- Totals: Over/Under 47
For now, legal sports betting on the NFL season has not slowed down. Despite the coronavirus outbreak hitting some teams, the NFL has continued to find a way to push through the season.
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