McCourty twins wonder what NFL season will look like: 'So many questions with virtually no answers'

Ryan Hannable
July 13, 2020 - 8:57 am

NFL training camps are scheduled to begin in roughly three weeks and yet players still have a lot of questions with what things will look like as the league and society deals with COVID-19.

Devin and Jason McCourty were guest writers for Sports Illustrated's MMQB column Monday and expressed how they are feeling and noted the questions they have.

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"As the days roll past in July, every NFL player is scrolling through Twitter, finding out news about the upcoming season, wondering if there will even be a season," they said. "So many questions with virtually no answers, all three weeks removed from a potential start to training camp. As fear continues to grow for our nation, it is also being spoken about among us players. Will we have an option to opt out of the season? Will we be making our full salary? What if there is a COVID outbreak within the league? It's so hard to make a decision of whether we will play or not without knowing what the exact plan is.

"Nothing has been agreed upon when it comes to what the stadium will look like. Will we be able to have meetings in the building? Or will the meetings still be done virtually? Will testing be a few times a week or will it be every day? As players, how do we decide what is best for us and our families when we don’t know what we’re walking into? We preach player safety as being the foundation of our game all the time.

"Well, there’s no better time than now to make sure that is at the forefront of everything we do. We play a dangerous game and assume risk every time we step foot onto the field. We psych ourselves up to be these tough guys, where we play through injuries, and deal with the anxiety of performing on a daily basis and the uncertainty of our careers. But we have reached a point where there is no guidance, there is no wily old veteran to look up to when it comes to the circumstances we face today."

Training camps are scheduled to begin July 28, but will look a lot different than normal at the beginning given the virtual offseason.

Click here to read the McCourty's entire column.

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