NFL Becoming More Optimistic About Full Stadiums in 2021

Salary-cap projections for the 2021 NFL season are based on calculations that stadiums will be 75 percent full, but it might be even better than that.

Today, some are optimistic that stadiums will be full, period, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

"From the availability of vaccines to signs of potential herd immunity, some believe that, by Memorial Day, the tide will have turned dramatically," Florio wrote. "Then, by Labor Day, the question becomes whether pro football will be able to pack its venues."

We relayed last week that the Pro Football Hall of Fame hopes to pack the stadium for its annual preseason game, this year between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers.

"There’s nothing wrong with extreme caution," Florio wrote. "At some point, however, extreme caution becomes counterproductive — especially as evidence mounts that we’re collectively getting the situation under control."

The NFL? With packed stadiums again? It never seemed to matter before, but it would be amazing to see again. And to think it could happen the next time our favorite teams take the field. Fingers crossed.