Mike Vrabel, the head coach of the Tennessee Titans, revealed to media on Sunday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
Vrabel, who said he had a sore throat Sunday morning and decided to get tested, will be placed in quarantine and will be subject to NFL COVID-19 guidelines.
A completely vaccinated and asymptomatic employee can return to duty after two negative tests separated by at least 24 hours, according to the NFL’s COVID-19 regulations. Vrabel, 46, told reporters that he needs two negative tests in 48 hours, else “it’ll be ten days.”
On Saturday, Vrabel’s Titans defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-3.
“I don’t want this to somehow take away from the efforts those guys had last night on the football field,” Vrabel said, via NFL Network’s Mike Giardi. “There’s a lot of battles going on … that’s what I want this to be about. I’m sorry that it’s not.”
Saturday’s game came following a joint week of practice with the Titans and Buccaneers.
“We’ll be fine, we’ll figure this thing out,” Vrabel said. “I don’t think anyone who has been tested this morning has tested positive.”