Report: NFL team executives believe 2020 season could be delayed

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By WEEI 93.7

Though the NFL is apparently chugging along with plans to hold the Draft in late April despite the concerns of teams, there is also apparently a growing belief within the league’s teams that the 2020 season could be delayed due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

According to a Twitter report from Bleacher Report, NFL coaches and front office executives “believe it will be nearly impossible for the season to start on time. Some believe training camp will start in the fall.”

One thing to pass along: I’m increasingly hearing from coaches and front office executives that they believe it will be nearly impossible for the season to start on time. Some believe training camp will start in the fall.

— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) March 25, 2020

During a traditional NFL offseason, the draft takes place in late April, team’s hold rookie camps and OTAs in May, veteran mini-camp in June and open training camp in late July. Those practices lead into August preseason action and an early September kickoff to the regular season.