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What Will The 2020 NFL Season Look Like?

Will the NFL play a full season or not?

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With all the uncertainty of American life right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a real chance the NFL will either abbreviate or outright cancel the 2020 season. No matter which way they roll, one thing is for sure—this will be a year remembered as anything but ordinary.

The NFL recently put forth a set of guidelines for players to return to work. The NFLPA’s head has cautioned players to advance with extreme caution.

The league has approved allowing teams to cover the first 6-8 rows of seats to put greater distance between players and fans. Hopefully that’s far enough to keep drunk fans from throwing beer and other bodily fluids at players - yes, sadly, that’s a thing. Even with all that, there’s still no guarantee the season will go on as planned. In fact, the Hall of Fame Game was already cancelled.

ESPN writer Kevin Seifert recently laid out a nice thinking man’s manual to exploring these uncertain frontiers.

In anticipation of reduced fan interest in live games, the Texans have recently offered season ticket refunds. Will we get to see Deshaun Watson throw to Brandin Cooks? Will David Johnson get a chance to live up to his massive expectations? Can J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus finally have the combined season we’ve all been hoping for? Will rookies Ross Blacklock, Jonathan Greenard, John Reid and Isaiah Coulter get a chance to shine? Will Anthony Weaver and Tim Kelly get to show what a game plan not micro-managed by Bill O’Brien and Romeo Crennel looks like?

Only time will tell. We’re definitely navigating uncharted waters here. That brings us to the question:

How do you think the 2020 NFL season will look when it’s all said and done?


How will COVID-19 affect the 2020 NFL season?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    All games will proceed with COVID precautions in place.
    (8 votes)
  • 21%
    Shortened pre-season, but all 16 regular season games will be played.
    (26 votes)
  • 16%
    No preseason, but all 16 regular season games will be played.
    (20 votes)
  • 26%
    Shortened season. 1982, here we come!
    (32 votes)
  • 27%
    Roger Goodell cancels the season.
    (33 votes)
  • 0%
    Other (explain in the comments)
    (0 votes)
119 votes total Vote Now

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