Report: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin diagnosed with coronavirus

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says 'a couple positives came up'
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin
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According to a report, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been diagnosed for COVID-19.

The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says he is currently away from the team facility on the South Side.

“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,” said Rapoport.

Since the team won’t confirm the report, we have no idea on Tomlin’s current condition but send him and his family our best wishes.

The Steelers remained relatively unfazed by COVID-19 during the season, at least, in their own locker room.

Due to an outbreak in both the Tennessee Titans facility, the Steelers bye week was essentially eliminated. The same was true when an outbreak within the Baltimore Ravens facility forced their Thanksgiving night game to be postponed, wiping out any hope of a couple days off.

But the Steelers were not perfect during the season. James Conner, Eric Ebron and Joe Haden were just some of the players who were diagnosed with the virus during the season.