Last week, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus. He’s the first person associated with the NFL to test positive for the disease.
Payton told ESPN insider Adam Schefter that he came forward with his diagnosis so that people would “heed the warnings” the government has been issuing.
Fast forward a week later, and Payton provided a positive update on his health. He told WWL Radio that he was cleared yesterday after being diagnosed with COVID-19 last week.
This is encouraging news for Payton, who is 10 days removed from first developing symptoms. It’s still unclear where he caught the virus.
Sean Payton says on WWL Radio that he was “cleared” yesterday after being diagnosed with COVID-19 last week. He was tested a week ago Monday & received the results on the following Thursday. He’s 10 days out from when his symptoms 1st began. “I’m feeling a lot better,” he said.
— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) March 25, 2020
Despite dealing with the virus last week, Payton did an excellent job adding reinforcements to the Saints’ roster during free agency.
New Orleans reached agreements with Emmanuel Sanders and Malcolm Jenkins. They’re proven winners that should fit in well with the team’s locker room.
After three years of heartbreak in the postseason, we’ll see if Payton can lead the Saints to their second championship in franchise history next season.
More importantly though, it’s great to hear that Payton has made a solid recovery from the coronavirus.