3 reasons why Covid-19 may cause the Saints season to be canceled
Players taking the matter into their own hands
The NFL season is not scheduled to start until Thursday, September 10 with the Houston Texans playing the Kansas City Chiefs. This is because the preseason games have all been canceled, Including the yearly Hall of Fame Game.
With the addition of canceled games, are players themselves opting out this season? Here are the current list of notable NFL players who have already opted out the 2020 season:
- Devin Funchess, WR (Packers)
- Damien Williams, RB (Chiefs)
- Patrick Chung, S (Patriots)
- Dont’a Hightower, LB (Patriots)
- Marquise Goodwin, WR (Eagles)
- Larry Warford, G (FA)
The full list of players can be found here.
As we near the season, more and more players may opt-out of the 2020 season due to medical reasons.
This means we could also be losing high-level players that may make a difference on teams. So while opting out may not cancel the season, it will certainly hinder one’s ability if certain key players are missing in action once the season starts.
The Saints have only seen 2 players so far opt-out of the season:
- Cole Wick, TE
- Jason Vander Laan, TE