Chiefs’ Laurent D. Tardif Becomes First NFL Player To Opt-Out Of Season Due To COVID-19 Concerns

Laurent D. Tardif was helping Kansas City win the Super Bowl in February some few months ago, and now he’ll be taking his talents to the hospital, to help fight COVID-19.

The Chiefs lineman shockingly announced Friday evening that he’d be foregoing the 2020 NFL due to concerns over the virus as well as to continue working as an orderly at a long-term care facility in Canada, helping the elderly infected with virus.

Tardiff, who holds a doctorate in medicine, made his announcement via his social media accounts, explaining to fans and alike that it was a difficult decision to make, but knew it was the right one deep-down.


Tardif was scheduled to make a salary of $2.75 million this season and will now receive $175,000 though the league’s opt out program.