Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Tests Positive For Coronavirus

In the days since Coronavirus has gone from a small problem affecting problem the Chinese population to a worldwide pandemic, we’ve learned of numerous notable figures that have comes down with the illness.

It has now made its way into the NFL.

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton announced on Thursday that he has contracted the virus and hopes his case can be a means for fans to take the situation seriously.


According to ESPN, Payton said began not feeling well this past Sunday and took the test the following day. The result came back positive Thursday afternoon. Payton, fatigued, is resting at home but has no major symptoms like cough or fever.

He’s currently quarantining in his New Orleans home, but is optimistic about his recovery.