Philadelphia Eagles’ Head Coach Nick Sirianni Tests Positive for COVID-19
One day after knocking off the Washington Football Team, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that head coach Nick Sirianni has tested positive for COVID-19. There is no update on whether Sirianni will be able to coach against the New York Giants on Sunday.
"Wasn't feeling great this morning when I woke up and just got tested and obviously, we are where we are right now. I'm feeling okay, I'm feeling a little bit better now, which is good," Sirianni said.
"And then the rest of the week, I'll be in every meeting, obviously, virtually as if – every single meeting, every quarterback meeting, every offensive meeting, every team meeting, I'll be running those."
"Business as usual," Sirianni said.
Should Sirianni be unable to coach against the Giants on Sunday, Sirianni said passing Game Coordinator Kevin Patullo will assume head coaching duties in his absence, making decisions on fourth downs, coin toss and stuff like that.
He said he made Patullo the guy to take over because he doesn't have a position to coach.
We'll just see what the numbers say and hopefully I'll be ready to go on Sunday. If not, we've prepared for this," Sirianni said.
Sirianni said that offensive coordinator Shane Steichen would call the plays if he is unable to be there on Sunday.
It's possible that the Eagles could place more coaches or players on the reserve/COVID-19 list later on Wednesday and leading up to the game against the Giants.
Currently, right guard Landon Dickerson and backup left tackle Andre Dillard remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Both missed the Eagles' 27-17 win over the Washington Football Team on Tuesday.
Sunday's rematch with the Giants could have significant implications in the NFC Wild Card race.