The coronavirus pandemic has impacted multiple sports leagues across the country and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before it impacts football leagues as well.
Earlier in the week, prominent college football reporter Kirk Herbstreit said that he thinks the NFL and NCAA football seasons should be postponed. However, this is not what the NCAA is thinking, instead they are thinking of moving the season up. Yes, up.
Michael Smith of the Sports Business Journal reports that an “alternative” scenario could come into play where the 2020 college football season starts in July and ends by September just in case there just might be a second wave of COVID-19 in the fall.
The report comes after the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infected Diseases (NIAID) Dr. Anthony Fauci went on record to state that there is a possibility that the COVID-19 might be a seasonal virus, which would push sports leagues to have zero action in the fall and winter.
As of now, nothing has been announced. Meanwhile, the NFL will move forward and have their NFL Draft take place at the end of April.