Former Chiefs coach Herm Edwards has tested positive for COVID-19.
Former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, according to NFL reporter Adam Schefter, on Friday.
Edwards is not the only figure involved with Arizona State sports who has tested positive for the coronavirus. In fact, the team has recently announced the cancellation of this weekend’s football game against the University of California.
The school did not announce exactly how many student-athletes had tested positive, but they did mention that they lacked enough healthy players to meet the 53 player limit and so they invoked the Pac-12’s policy to cancel the game in a statement from Edwards and Ray Anderson, the school’s Vice President of Athletics. Edwards is the team’s head football coach.
In his part of the statement, Edwards mentioned he is “fine”:
"“First, I want to say that Lia, the girls and I are fine and I will be back quicker than you can say ‘Forks Up!’ Second, even with the marvelous care our medical professionals have provided for myself, my staff and my team over the past few months the virus still found me. So, I encourage all of you to take this virus seriously, to wear a mask, practice physical distancing and get tested whenever possible.”"
Edwards, who is 66 years old, is in his third season on the sidelines for the Sun Devils. The team went 8-5 last year and finished the season with a Sun Bowl win. It was Edwards’ return to coaching for the first time in nearly a decade after he spent the previous 9 years with ESPN as an in-studio NFL analyst.
In his NFL coaching career, Edwards was both an assistant coach and head coach in Kansas City, with his head-coaching tenure running from 2006 to 2008. In that time, the team went 15-33 before he was fired and Scott Pioli was hired away from the New England Patriots to begin a stint that brought even less success than before.
Edwards is 54-74 in his NFL coaching career over 8 combined seasons with the New York Jets and Chiefs.