Could NFL teams quarantine quarterbacks this coming season in case of emergency?

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May 26, 2020 - 3:57 pm
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The 2020 NFL season will be unlike any other due to COVID-19.

And it will go beyond potentially not having stadiums filled to capacity.

Over the weekend, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio threw out the idea of teams potentially quarantining a quarterback in case multiple QBs on their roster got sick. Appearing on Dale & Keefe Tuesday, NBC Sports' Tom E. Curran didn't completely dismiss the idea.

“Mike Florio broached last week in the most ridiculous way. But, it kind of makes sense," Curran said. "He said, ‘Should one team quarantine a quarterback completely?’ So, you take J’Mar Smith and you put him in a bubble, or you put (Brian) Hoyer in the bubble, and you put Jarrett Stidham and J’Mar Smith out there so if both of those guys show up with a 101 temperature and a cough on a Thursday, they get sent over to whatever holding pen you have to go to and in comes Hoyer too save the day.

"It is absurd, but again, this is going to be a very, very interesting season to watch and see how it is going to unfold because we don’t know.”

Knowing how Bill Belichick operates, we could totally see him doing this, as he prepares for every scenario possible.

Related: ESPN's Football Power Index has Patriots ranked in top 10 for 2020