Just days after NFL Insider Jay Glazer confirmed that Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Brian Allen was the first NFL player to test positive for COVID-19, another player has joined the ranks.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, former Super Bowl MVP and Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller tested positive for coronavirus. Rapoport said that Miller is “resting at home and is in good spirits.” He also said that Miller will speak publicly about his diagnosis.
“NFL star and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller has a confirmed case of COVID-19, his agent @JobyBranion of @VanguardSG tells me. The #The Broncos star is at home resting and in good spirits. He plans to speak publicly tomorrow.”
Miller is the former No. 2 overall pick from the 2011 NFL Draft. He was taken out of Texas A&M, just behind former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. He helped the Broncos defeat the Panthers in the Super Bowl in 2015.
Miller joins Allen, who was diagnosed earlier in the week.
On Wednesday night, Glazer reported on “Fox Football Now” that Los Angeles Rams’ center Brian Allen tested positive three weeks ago. On the program, Rams head coach Sean McVay confirmed the news.
“I talked to Brian this morning, and he said he got it actually about three weeks ago,” said Glazer. “The first thing he said was, ‘I woke up three weeks ago, I couldn’t smell anything. I lost all sense of smell to the point where I had smelling salts here, I cracked them open, put them to my nose and nothing happened.’ Then he lost his sense of taste. He said, ‘All I could feel was texture in my mouth — literally the only sense I had.'”
Allen is a former fourth-round pick out of Michigan State in the 2018 NFL Draft. In 2018, Allen played in 13 games, but found his way into a starting role the next season. In 2019, Allen started nine games before an MCL injury placed him on the IR.