A few weeks ago, the NFL officially reduced the number of exhibition games for the 2020 season from four to two. The NFLPA appreciated the gesture, but they wanted a total elimination of preseason games this year in light of the risks posed by COVID-19. It now appears the league will acquiesce to the wishes of its players, as the NFL has agreed to do away with all preseason games in 2020.
NFL offered the NFLPA today to play zero preseason games this summer, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2020
From a safety perspective, this was a no-brainer; kudos to the owners for realizing it wasn’t worth the fight, though the skeptical among us may wonder whether they would have so readily agreed to this in a world where they could have charged season ticket holders regular season prices and filled their stadiums to something approaching regular, or even half, capacity.
What’s your reaction to this news? Bummed that potential Texans might not have the chance to make an impression and thus secure a roster spot thanks to performance in live game action? Slightly disappointed that you won’t get to watch preseason football at all next month? Pleased your first taste of Texans football in 2020 will be when they take the field to face the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on the night of Thursday, September 10th? Totally nonplussed? Give your two cents below if you please.