There have been just five weeks of NFL football during the 2020 season and the scheduling has already taken a hit. A number of positive COVID-19 tests by players, both high and low-profile, have caused games to be postponed and the original 2020 schedule, released back in May, to be thrown into jeopardy.
Stopping the most dynamic quarterback in the NFL. Keeping the game's premier deep threat under wraps. Blanking a record-breaking tight end. Controlling the clock.
Week 4's Sunday Night Football matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers wasn't supposed to look this meh. Injuries are to blame, with both teams ravaged to the bare bones at key positions.
The NFL is willing to scrap preseason and have offered the NFL players association the option of playing zero preseason games amid the coronavirus crisis. This was after the NFLPA argued they saw zero point in playing meaningless preseason games.