If Buffalo Bills players are looking for a reason to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Brandon Beane just gave it to them.
During an appearance on the team-sponsored radio program “One Bills Life”, the team general manager put players on notice, essentially saying that it would be an advantage to making the roster if a player is vaccinated versus a player who hasn’t received the COVID-19 vaccine:
“Yeah, I would, because it would be an advantage,” Beane said when he was asked the question, hypothetically, by former Bills standout Steve Tasker, who is one of the co-hosts of the show, if he would cut a player in order to get the team closer to herd immunity.
Beane said that all of the virtual meetings that took place in the offseason of 2020, and then the socially-distanced meetings that were held when the season began, were a hindrance for the Bills, and most likely all the teams in the NFL.
The Bills are among several teams already planning to have full fan capacity for games this season, though the team announced last month that fans will only be allowed in if they are fully vaccinated: