by Mike Maher | Patriots Correspondent | Mon, Oct 5th 9:13pm EDT
Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer has been benched in favor of Jarrett Stidham late in the third quarter of the team's Monday night matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Hoyer started for the Patriots on Monday because Cam Newton rested positive for COVID-19, but he completed 15 of his 24 passes for 130 yards and an interception through nearly three quarters of play. Stidham threw a touchdown pass on his first possession.
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