Von Miller, linebacker for the Denver Broncos and Super Bowl 50 MVP, is reportedly the latest player in professional sports to test positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that is the cause of the ongoing pandemic. As reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Miller’s agent informed him of the diagnosis and stated that Miller will publicly address his diagnosis tomorrow, April 17.
NFL star and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller has a confirmed case of COVID-19, his agent @JobyBranion of @VanguardSG tells me. The #Broncos star is at home resting and in good spirits. He plans to speak publicly tomorrow.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 16, 2020
Miller testing positive for the coronavirus follows New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton becoming the first person associated with the NFL to test positive for COVID-19, and Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen being identified as the first known player with COVID-19 less than 24 hours ago. An unidentified member of the Los Angeles Chargers organization is also known to have tested positive recently, but details have not been disclosed.