Rodney Harrison doesn't think there will be NFL season

Ryan Hannable
July 01, 2020 - 11:16 am

It's really anyone's guess as to what will happen with not only the NFL, but every other sport, as they attempt to come back amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NFL has spent a great deal of time on protocols for when teams return to the facilities, but some are skeptical of everything working out.

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One of those people is current NBC Sports NFL analyst Rodney Harrison.

“In football, you have to breathe on people,” Harrison said to NBC Sports' Mike Florio. “You have to tackle people, you spit on people. Guys have cuts, guys cough. . . . I don’t know how we’re going to have a season.”

Harrison believes issues will come up to impact the season from a competitive balance standpoint.

“Competitively, it’s an unfair advantage,” he said. “If Atlanta’s playing against Tampa Bay and Matt Ryan comes down with coronavirus, then the Falcons probably won’t even have a chance.”

NFL teams are scheduled to report to training camp in late July.

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