Many Coaches And GMs Believe It Will Be “Impossible” To Start NFL Season On Time Due To Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak could be impacting the National Football League after all.

There’s a growing concern amongst many NFL coaches and general managers that the 2020-21 regular season may not be able to start on time due to the COVID-19 virus, according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report:

According to the Washington Post:

NFL officials remain guardedly optimistic at this point, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, that they will be able to stage a complete or nearly complete 2020 regular season. But they are increasingly pessimistic about salvaging any of teams’ offseason programs for players, and wary about potential disruptions that would accompany the opening of training camps this summer.

It’s pretty clear that NFL teams won’t be able to have spring workout/practices as usual, and they might be able to hold them at all. Those workouts begin in early April and last through mid-nine. The NFL has already delayed the start of spring workouts/OTAs. Eventually, they could be completely wiped out, as team headquarters remain locked down.