Unlike those leagues, football was able to operate with free agency, an extremely successful draft, and virtual off-season programs. At that point, the NFL had time on its side.
Countless NFL players posted on social media Sunday expressing their concerns over coronavirus health and safety — especially considering training camps start this week.
Kansas City and Houston rookies report to camp Monday. The rest of the rookies start Tuesday.
Quarterbacks and injury players are expected to arrive by Thursday, and remaining players by July 28.
With camps quickly approaching, many players are wary about how safe they will actually be.
Texans star defensive lineman J.J. Watt, who previously shared his concerns on Twitter, tweeted on Sunday: “We still do not know if there will be daily testing, every other day testing, etc.”