The National Football League season is still five months away but that still has many worried about whether the coronavirus pandemic will actually impact the regular season.
According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, there’s a “growing concern among coaches” that the start of the NFL season will be delayed and could be shortened to 14 games.
“I don’t see how there aren’t massive delays up and down the [NFL] calendar,” the coach told B/R in a text, “including delay to start of season.” Again, it’s early, and no one has a time machine. But an increasing pessimism is spreading among some coaches that the start of the season will not begin as scheduled.
The NFL has already had to cancel any and all events scheduled for Las Vegas in regards to the Draft and just recently closed all team facilities until April 8th.
Commissioner Roger Goodell has already sent out a memo stating that the Draft will continue as scheduled on its April 23-25 dates, but it will be vastly different from past years.