Last week, it was reported that New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton had tested positive for the coronavirus.
He was the first known person associated with the NFL to have contracted the disease, stating last Thursday that he did not feel good the previous Sunday, so he took a test on Monday and got the results back in a couple of days.
Peter King of NBC Sports caught up with the 56-year-old to get an update on his status.
“Look, I feel well. I’ll get better, and we’ll go on, and we’ll have the draft in some way, shape or form,” Payton told King. “That’s not what’s important right now. What’s important is our health-care workers, our doctors and nurses, on the front lines of this thing. We’ve got to take care of them.
“For now, this is our life, and we’ve got to be prepared for it. Some basic stuff in all of our lives is going to be threatened. We’ve all got to exercise a little more social responsibility. We all felt invincible at some point in our lives, as young people do now. But think of the person you might be affecting.”
Payton was not sure how he contracted the coronavirus, stating that he traveled a lot in February and early March and could have picked it up at a number of places.
We wish Payton the best in his recovery.