On Monday, the NFL offered the NFL Player’s Association zero pre-season games this season.
NFL offered the NFLPA today to play zero preseason games this summer, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2020
As more active players speak on concerns regarding the virus and playing this season, the NFL has been pushed to make some quick decisions on safety protocols and procedures to ensure the safety of their players, coaches, and staff members.
One of those players speaking out about his concerns was Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson.
I am concerned.
My wife is pregnant.@NFL Training camp is about to start..
And there’s still No Clear Plan on Player Health & Family Safety. 🤷🏾
We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones. #WeWantToPlay
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) July 19, 2020
Many others have spoken out via social media to express their stance on how the league has been handling the virus, using the hashtag #WeWantToPlay.
Rams QB Jared Goff
You want to watch football this year? Us players need to remain healthy in order to make that happen. The NFL needs to do their part in order to bring football back safely in 2020. Please address health and safety concerns so we can play football this year. We want to play!
— Jared Goff (@JaredGoff16) July 19, 2020
Packers T David Bakhtiari
We want to play. We want to be a beacon of light during these tough times. All we ask is for the @NFL to listen and cooperate with the doctors and scientist to collectively come up with a health and safety plan with the @NFLPA so the players can do what we love. #WeWanttoPlay
— David Bakhtiari (@DavidBakhtiari) July 19, 2020
Bills WR Stefon Diggs
This is the ultimate safety and fairness issue that anyone can imagine. To be clear, we want to play. But, we also want to protect ourselves and our families. As players, we take health risk in this game everyday. But we’ve never imagine having to take those risk to our families.
— DIGGS (@stefondiggs) July 19, 2020
And many more…