The 15th edition of Hard Knocks successfully opened up with Chargers coach Anthony Lynn speaking to his team on a Zoom call.
“I can’t promise you you won’t get infected,” Lynn said in the opening scene. “I have been infected.”
Joey Bosa had a surprised look after the revelation.
Saints Coach Sean Payton and Eagles Coach Doug Pederson was formerly the NFL coach known to have signed the COVID-19.
Later on the hour-long program, Lynn said he had a cough, body aches and “not being able to get comfortable in bed.” While watching golf on TV, a PGA player withdrew with symptoms similar to Lynn, realizing he might have COVID-19.
“I can’t even tell you how [he became infected], ”Said Lynn.
The virus and the need for quarantine “make you feel like an outcast,” Lynn said.
Hard Knocks: Los Angeles premieres on Tuesday night with the first out of five episodes. For the first time, it had two NFL teams with NFL Films cameras filming the scenes of both the Chargers and Rams.
Hard Knocks: Los Angeles airs every Tuesday from 10-11 p.m. ET, culminating in the finale of September 8.