Von Miller, the Broncos' perennial Pro Bowl pass rusher, has a confirmed case of the coronavirus, his agent has told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Miller, who plans to speak to the media on Friday, is reportedly resting at home and is in "good spirits." The Broncos are aware of Miller's current situation and have released a statement on Miller's status:
"After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has tested positive for COVID-19. Von has elected to share his diagnosis publicly to emphasize that anyone can be afflicted with coronavirus.
"Von is doing well and recovering at home in self-isolation. He remains under the care of team doctors, who are following all coronavirus treatment procedures to ensure a safe environment for Von and our community.
"Von is the first member of the Broncos' organization known to have tested positive for COVID-19."
Miller also revealed his health situation to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver regarding his health. Miller, who has asthma, said his girlfriend was the first to catch the symptoms -- revealing his cough didn't sound normal.
"It's crazy," Miller said. "I have to be quarantined here at the house. There's not really any medicine or anything like that. Honestly, I'm still new to this. I'm not sure what's going on but I tell ya what, I'm in good spirits. I'm still Von. I'm not feeling sick or hurting or anything like that."
The news regarding Miller comes a day after it was announced that Rams center Brian Allen . Allen, the first known NFL players that have confirmed cases of COVID-19, initially contracted the virus about three weeks ago, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. Allen, who is currently on the road to recovery, has reportedly dealt with periodic sore throats, fatigue, headaches and stiffness.
Tony Boselli, a three-time All-Pro lineman with the Jaguars from 1995-01,last month. He spent five days in the hospital that included time in the ICU. Boselli has since recovered and is in quarantine with his family.
The 31-year-old Miller is an eight-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro. He took home Super Bowl MVP honors after recording six tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in Denver's victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led to the NFL canceling all in-person offseason workouts until further notice. The NFL's draft, instead of taking place in Las Vegas (as originally scheduled), will be conducted virtually. Despite the change, the draft is still slated to start next Thursday night. As far as the 2020 season is concerned, there are no current plans about delaying the start of the regular season, although that is certainly subject to change.