REPORT: NFL Preparing For Late Start To Season With No Bye Weeks Due To COVID-19

The National Football League has outlined their contingency plan for the upcoming 2020-21 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a report from John Ourand and Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal, NFL execs have discussed this plan that includes a season that starts in October and ends at the end of February, 2021.

  • A Super Bowl that kicks off on Feb. 28.
  • A regular season that starts as late as Thursday, Oct. 15.
  • An NFL season with no bye weeks or Pro Bowl.
  • The NFL could shift the schedule for two early weeks to the end of the season. A third week would have teams against opponents with the same bye week, so that week could be erased and all regular-season bye weeks would be eliminated.

A lot of what the NFL decides to do for it’s upcoming season will also factor in what each states rules and regulations are regarding sporting events in their state.

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