Hopes that the NFL somehow making it through the pandemic were not likely, to begin with, but they just got dimmer.
The National Football League gave it their best shot, hoping to somehow overcome a stunted season, and continue to rake in the advertising revenue that can only be made with the league’s once-impeccable clout.
These days, the league is struggling with both a lack of support and revenue, which only adds further gravity to their COVID-19 response.
Which, by the way, isn’t looking so hot.
The Denver Broncos might have an enormous quarterback problem for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were pulled off the field before practice on Saturday.
Quarterbacks Brett Rypien #4, Jeff Driskel #9 and Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos share a laugh before a training session at UCHealth Training Center on August 18, 2020 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
The trio was sent home for contact tracing concerns with Jeff Driskel, who tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.
Lock, Rypien and Bortles all tested negative through regular and rapid tests.ESPN reported on Saturday Fangio said the quarterbacks are more than six feet apart from each other during meetings.
Late Saturday afternoon, ESPN reported all quarterbacks are ineligible to play on Sunday, and none of the quarterbacks were wearing masks at the time of exposure.
Kendall Hilton, a wide receiver, was moved from the practice squad to the team roster to fill in, with experience playing quarterback during his time at Wake Forest.