LA Rams News: 2020 season depends on player health safety well-being

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LA Rams News: 2020 NFL season will be decided by how well players remain safe and healthy

The LA Rams remain as in the dark as we are right now. There are so many variables impacting the NFL’s ability to hold the 2020 season right now. But it boils down to three things: Can the NFL ensure the health of NFL players? Can the NFL ensure the safety of NFL players? Can the NFL ensure the well being of NFL players and their families?  Do those three things, and the 2020 NFL season will get the green light.

So where are the NFL and NFLPA talks at right now? It’s a rapidly changing status. While everyone understands the season is about the safety and health of players today, but about the finances of tomorrow. We’ve discussed this before.  The 2021 NFL salary cap will be based on the revenue from the 2020 NFL season.

The key to the 2020 NFL season is how well the NFL can maintain player health.

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So what is the current rate per the NFLPA? Per NFL Network Tom Pelissero, 72 players in the league are reported to have tested positive, out of 2,800 players.

While that may seem low, and it is, that rate of 2.5 percent means an average of 1-2 players per team per week will likely be subject to the 14 days of post-symptom post-positive test quarantine. In English, it means players could be out of action for up to a month even with no symptoms, and even longer with symptoms.

It’s always darkest before the dawn. The time has come for the NFL to address the issues that other professional sports have addressed, and to do so directly.  While there will most certainly be a financial impact on the 2020 NFL season, it’s better to bite the bullet today than to act as though no such drop in NFL Revenue will occur.  It will.  Not it’s a matter of dealing with the situation right upfront.  How will that impact the LA Rams in 2020? That’s the topic of our next article.  Stay tuned folks.

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As expected, events and information are moving at an incredibly rapid pace right now. As we try to bring you the latest, we may be adding more articles than usual. Here we go!