Despite being wrapped up with the dealings of his own team, New York Giants head coach Joe Judge is well aware of what is going on around the league, specific to the COVID-19 outbreak that continues to affect the Tennessee Titans, putting their weekend game against the Buffalo Bills in jeopardy.
The New England Patriots, whose quarterback Cam Newton tested positive last week, had yet another star player, defensive back Stephon Gilmore, test positive for the virus. That puts their weekend game against the Broncos in jeopardy as the Patriots wait to see if anyone else who came in contact with Newton tests positive.
Gilmore’s test result also now has the Kansas City Chiefs on high alert given that a postgame photo of Gillmore and quarterback Patrick Mahomes congratulating each other without face masks surfaced.
The Giants? They just returned the other day from a cross-country flight to Los Angeles. They will embark on yet another excursion this weekend when they go to play the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, the state of Texas, like California, currently considered a hotspot for the virus.
But despite the success of COVID-19 finding its way into some NFL locker rooms—the Las Vegas Raiders reportedly had one player test positive as well—the Giants are going about their business with continued heightened awareness, making sure they follow all protocols as prescribed by medial and health officials to keep the virus out of the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
“I think the league has already established protocols and