NFL players union president JC Tretter is growing fearful the league prioritizing normalcy over player safety reduces the chances of a 2020 season. “Every decision this year that prioritizes normalcy over innovation, custom over science or even football over health, significantly reduces our chances of completing the full season,” Tretter said Thursday in a memo from the NFLPA.
The NFLPA memo on Thursday also said 72 players tested positive for the coronavirus as of July 10.
The union included a “heat map” where known COVID-19 cases are growing in number and it shows that the state of Florida includes three of the top four “hotspots” which are defined by the 14-day average of daily positive tests per 100,000 residents.
The Miami Dolphins are at the top.
The regular season opens Sept. 10 in Kansas City.