The New York Giants will be without Jason Garrett for their Week 15 game against the Cleveland Browns, as the offensive coordinator has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced.
Garrett is working remotely, but of course, will be unable to resume his duties as New York's play-caller while not at the stadium. Tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens, who was the Browns head coach last season, will call plays for the Giants against his former team on Sunday.
The Giants have conducted contact tracing following Garrett's positive test, and the team has found no close contacts. New York is working remotely on Thursday and will not practice "out of an abundance of caution," the Giants announced.
Garrett isn't the only absence New York might have this week, as quarterback Daniel Jones' status for Sunday night's game is in serious doubt. Jones is dealing with both a hamstring injury and a sprained ankle, the latter which he suffered in the second quarter of this past week's loss to Arizona.
If Jones is unable to play, former Washington QB Colt McCoy will start for the Giants. In his lone start this season, McCoy led the Giants to an impressive Week 13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on the road.
At 5-8, the Giants are currently one game back of the Washington Football Team for first place in the NFC East. Washington controls their own destiny, but New York holds the tiebreaker should the two teams finish the season with the same record.