Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin Tests Positive For COVID-19


Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Tomlin was diagnosed with coronavirus and is away from the Steelers' team facility, sources confirmed.

"#Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was diagnosed with COVID-19 & is away from the team facility, sources say," Rapoport tweeted on Monday. A team spokesman would not confirm the specific case, but did say members of the coaching & personnel staffs were sent home last week after a couple positives came up."

Tomlin's diagnosis is the first notable positive test within an NFL franchise since the offseason began. At least three Steelers players -- running back James Conner, tight end Vance McDonald and cornerback Joe Haden -- and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 during the 2020 NFL season.

Tomlin, a former Super Bowl champion and NFL Coach of the Year in 2008, owns a 145-78-1 record in 224 games as the Steelers' head coach since being hired in 2007. The 48-year-old coach also has a .650 winning percentage, which is slightly higher than his predecessor, Bill Cowher, in 16 less games.

Tomlin has also led the Steelers to playoff appearances 10 times and won the AFC North Division title seven times during his first 14 seasons.

Tomlin is one of three Steelers head coaches since 1969, succeeding Pro Football Hall of Famers Cowher (1992-2007) and Chuck Noll (1969-91.)

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