A significant number of leading players of the National Football League (NFL) raised their worries over the coronavirus safety protocols of the league as teams prepare to begin training camps ahead of the season. Patrick Mahomes, Super Bowel 2020 MVP, and Drew Brees & Russel Wilson, the fellow Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks all named for the league to toughen protocols to ensure the health and safety of players.
NFL stars raise fears over league’s coronavirus safety protocols https://t.co/PnAVr6Vthh
— KETV NewsWatch 7 (@KETV) July 20, 2020
Russel Wilson tweets that he is afraid. His wife is pregnant. The training NFL camp is about to start. And there is still No Clear Plan on player health and family safety. Players want to play football, but they want to protect their loved ones also.
I am concerned.
My wife is pregnant.@NFL Training camp is about to start..
And there’s still No Clear Plan on Player Health & Family Safety. 🤷🏾
We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones. #WeWantToPlay
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) July 19, 2020
The 2020-21 season scheduled to start on 10th September
The 2020-21 season of NFL scheduled to start on 10th September, and the training camps scheduled to start on 28th July. Brees, the New Orleans Saints star, says that he has the worry that the NFL is not following the advice move off by its medical experts.
He tweeted that players need Football and sports. The unwillingness of the NFL to follow the suggestions and recommendations of their own medical experts will prevent that. If the NFL does not do their job to keep players safe and healthy, simply there is no football in 2020.
We need Football! We need sports! We need hope! The NFL’s unwillingness to follow the recommendations of their own medical experts will prevent that. If the NFL doesn’t do their part to keep players healthy there is no football in 2020. It’s that simple. Get it done @NFL
— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) July 19, 2020
In the meantime, J.J. Watt, the Houston Texans star tweeted a list of what players do and do not know – mainly whether they would test every day and every other day.
Players Standing up for each other
He NFL said in a statement that all thirty-two teams took part in the Friday conference call and updated on the current start plan of the league for training camps and the season. Brian McCarthy, the spokesman of the NFL, says that they will continue to exercise the safety and health protocols developed mutually with the NFLPA and depend on top medical experts’ advice, including review by the CDC.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) July 19, 2020