ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that all 3,600 NFL players, team personnel, and 1,400 gameday assistants are cleared for week one. Incredible news for people looking forward to normalcy!
Maybe obvious but still incredible: After testing yesterday, all 3,600 players and team personnel, and another 1,400 gameday assistants, all have been cleared for today’s games, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 13, 2020
A rather remarkable feat for the league and its players.
Roger Goodell’s hiccup-free week one is reminiscent of MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s Opening Day. Zero positive COVID tests shows the NFL is the safest place for players to be. Rigorous testing before practices seem better than the alternative of walking around like the rest of us.
Comment section on Schefter’s tweet is of course filled with people disinterested in athletics, but we still can’t figure out why they follow Adam Schefter? It’s almost like politics are getting in the way of today’s beautiful data.
Regardless of agendas, the NFL is full steam ahead for week one and we can’t wait!