Derek Anderson is not a fan of what the National Football League announced this week.
NFL teams could be forced to forfeit a game if it cannot be rescheduled during the 18-week NFL season if they are the subject of a COVID-19 outbreak. The information was first reported by Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
According to Pelissero, the memo states, “We do not anticipate adding a ’19th week’ to accommodate games that cannot be rescheduled within the current 18 weeks of the regular season.”
The memo states that the team that is the subject of the outbreak could be responsible for financial losses and both teams player’s not receiving their salary for games that don’t get played.
Former NFL quarterback Derek Anderson was so angry about the news that he said he would retire immediately if he was still in the league.
“This is total bulls* @NFL,” Anderson tweeted. “So if a vaccinated player contracts which they will ,no consequences? That’s ridiculous. Forcing guys to get a emergency use vax that’s unproven is bulls*. Let them make their own decisions. Would retire tomorrow if I was still playing.”
The sixth-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft played for the Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills.
Over the course of his NFL career, Anderson completed 54.3 percent of his pass attempts for 10,878 yards, 60 touchdowns and 64 interceptions.