Denver Broncos president John Elway, CEO Joe Ellis test positive for coronavirus


Denver Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway and team president and CEO Joe Ellis have tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Tuesday.

“Other than mild symptoms,” the team said, “both Joe and John are doing well. They will continue to work from home in self-isolation and participate in virtual meetings while their health is monitored.”

The Broncos said they were confident the case originated outside team facilities. There were minimal close contacts identified for each, with no coaches or players involved.

According to the Broncos, Elway, 60, left the team’s facilities on Monday morning after experiencing minor symptoms and making the team’s medical staff aware.

Ellis, 61, did not feel well on Sunday morning and reported his symptoms to the team’s medical team. He watched Sunday’s game at home as a precaution — the first Broncos home game Ellis had missed in 26 years. He continued to work from home on Monday before receiving a positive test result Tuesday.

The Broncos have had three assistant coaches go under the league’s COVID-19 protocols — Curtis Modkins, Mike Munchak and Ed Donatell.

The Broncos (3-4) visit the Atlanta Falcons (2-6) on Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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