Top Ten Changes the NFL May Have for the 2020 SeasonThe NFL season may not happen, and that doesn't happen often. Many NFL fans like myself still want the season to happen despite the Coronavirus pandemic, but it faces an uphill battle. The NFL currently plans to have a season, but with some changes to try and help keep players safe. We can all hope it's enough, but who knows at this point. Here, we are looking at the top ten changes the NFL may have for the 2020 season.
The Top Ten
Now this is a big one. The NFL may possibly let players opt out of the season if they don't want to risk contracting the Coronavirus and passing it on to their families. If they do let players do this, we could see some star players not playing the season.
It’s already happening Patriots have 6 opt outs
This will probably happen, though I don't know how it will work. Six feet is the distance needed to be kept between people for social distancing, and in a crowded and enclosed space like an NFL locker room, keeping apart is important.
Or they just put barriers between them because having 50+ lockers 6 feet apart seems unlikely considering how confined the locker rooms are
Some teams are letting fans in at reduced capacity, while some are not letting them in at all. It will be interesting to see what games are like with reduced or no fans.
MLB doesn’t allow any take notes NFL
Like masks, face shields help protect people from germs when other people talk, spit, and breathe. Naturally, the NFL may make players wear them. However, some players don't like wearing them, especially if they play outdoors in the heat. Recently, J.J. Watt said he may not play the season if he has to wear one. This could be one key change the NFL makes for the 2020 season.
This also seems likely to happen. To attempt and keep Coronavirus under control, both players and coaches would need to be tested everyday, so they can be quarantined and prevent other teammates from contracting it.
They’d probably have to get tested before practices and games I could see a scenario where you have to test negative to be eligible to play that week
In a worst case-scenario, COVID-19 is peaking by early September, and the NFL cancels Week 1 and Week 2. That would complicate a lot of things with less games, though NFL games have been cancelled before.
Again the MLB cancelled games because of the Marlins outbreak take notes NFL
Yeah probably inevitable that they are required at some point
Like face shields, masks help protect people and prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The similar issue with face shields is that players would not like wearing them for a full game, and I can see why.
This could actually happen. Preseason has already been cut in half, and it wouldn't surprise me if they got rid of all of the games. Training camp could be cancelled too, but less likely to happen. Currently, the NFL plans to go through with it soon.
Well training camp will probably happen but no preseason is confirmed
This has already been confirmed by the NFL, but this just seems ridiculous. Players are tackling and hitting each other the whole game, yet they can't give each other their jerseys after the game. You're more likely to get Coronavirus from playing the game than getting it from someone else's jersey.
So they can still tackle but not touch jerseys? Logic
Now this does not seem likely to happen, as many players and coaches alike would not want to be separated from their friends and family.