It is still unclear if the NFL will have preseason games in 2021. The league has not made a decision yet, but here are some things to consider.
The NFL is in talks to not have preseason games in 2021
The NFL is in talks to not have preseason games in 2021, per sources. A final decision has not been made, but the sides are discussing it.
The NFL is in talks to not have preseason games in 2021, per sources. A final decision has not been made, but the sides are discussing it. If there is no preseason, teams would begin training camp around the same time they usually do, with roster cuts happening a few days before the first week of the regular season.
This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has had a ripple effect across the sports world, and the NFL is no exception. The league has been forced to make several changes to the way it operates, including pushing back the start of the season, playing games in empty stadiums and making extensive changes to its COVID-19 protocols.
One of the most significant changes for the 2021 season will be the elimination of preseason games. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has made it difficult for teams to travel and hold training camp in a safe manner. The NFL is hopeful that by eliminating preseason games, they will be able to start the regular season on time and without any delays.
This decision will have a major impact on both players and fans. For players, it means that they will have less time to prepare for the upcoming season. And for fans, it means that they will miss out on seeing their favorite teams in action before the regular season begins. However, this decision was made with safety in mind, and it is hoped that it will allow the NFL to have a successful 2021 season.
The NFL is trying to figure out how to have a successful season
The NFL is trying to figure out how to have a successful season amid the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes figuring out if preseason games are worth playing.
“We’re still discussing the preseason,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on a conference call with season-ticket holders Wednesday, according to ESPN. “We’re trying to figure out what’s the best way to get our players ready for the regular season, and so those discussions are ongoing.”
Goodell said the league is looking at a “range of options” for the preseason, which is typically four weeks long. The first game is scheduled for Aug. 5, though it’s unclear if that will be played.
The league has already canceled its offseason workouts and minicamps due to the pandemic, and it’s unclear if training camp will start on time. Players are scheduled to report to camp July 28.
Many players are not in favor of having preseason games
Preseason games in the National Football League (NFL) are exhibition games that are played in August and September, prior to the start of the regular season. Typically, each team plays four preseason games. The preseason schedule gets underway with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, which is played at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NFL preseason was cancelled. This was done in order to give players more time to prepare for the regular season, as well as to allow teams to focus on ensuring that their facilities are safe for players and staff. There has been no decision made yet about whether or not there will be preseason games in 2021, but many players are not in favor of having them.
The NFL is still trying to make a decision on this matter
Since the pandemic began, the NFL has been trying to make a decision on whether or not to have preseason games in 2021. The league is still trying to figure out what is the best course of action to take.
The NFL released a statement saying, “We are continuing to consult with medical experts and evaluating all options, including the possibility of playing regular-season games without fans in attendance.”
The league is also considering holding training camp at a later date and/or having teams play their opening game at home stadiums.