Check Out One Contingency Plan The NFL Is Considering For Upcoming Season Amid COVID-19 Concerns
By now, the NFL usually has released a schedule for the upcoming season. But with the Coronavirus pandemic, nothing about this year is “usual”.
The league is expected to release it’s schedule on or about May 9th, but is floating around contingency plans just in case.
One potential plan that was floated around by NFL executives would be to delay the start of the regular season until the middle of October and play 16 consecutive weeks, eliminating bye weeks. They would also cancel the Pro Bowl, start the playoffs the first week of February and then play the Super Bowl February 28th.
According to the league, they will likely release several different versions of their schedule while emphasizing that nothing is set in stone. But one of the main goals would be to find a way to preserve the full 16 game schedule.