There’s one person who won’t be showing up at the polls to vote in person today: John Elway. The former Denver Broncos legend and current president of football operations was informed at about 4 a.m. today that he and Broncos CEO Joe Ellis had tested positive for coronavirus. The team confirmed in a statement that they believe the team was not exposed. “Based on a review of contact tracing data with the league, we are confident these cases originated independently outside team facilities. There were minimal close contacts identified for each (no players or coaches), and those individuals have been notified.”
Elway and Ellis have both experienced mild symptoms, and since it’s Election Day, the entire Broncos facility was closed for players and coaches today. Elway is now 60 years old. He was in the team complex Monday, but he left when he started to experience some COVID-19 symptoms.
“Other than mild symptoms, both Joe and John are doing well,” the team statement said. “They will continue to work from home in self-isolation and participate in virtual meetings while their health is monitored.”
The Broncos have been hit with some COVID-19 issues in recent days. Offensive lineman Graham Glasgow tested positive on Friday, which led to the team calling off practice, and defensive coordinator Ed Donatell also tested positive over the weekend and skipped the home game against the L.A. Chargers.