49ers CEO confident there will be an NFL season ‘in some way, shape or form’
If the San Fransisco 49ers want to defend their NFC title from last season, they’d better hope the upcoming NFL campaign isn’t cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic or any other reason.
However, while hope for a 2020 NFL season may have seemed bleak just a while ago, members of the 49ers front office are confident that the upcoming season will be played in some way or another. In an interview with Jennifer Lee Chan, San Fransisco CEO Jed York said he is able to look past the uncertainty and sees the season pushing through.
“There will be a season in some way, shape or form,” York told Chan on Thursday. “After seeing the progress of reopening, I am confident in that.”
York has served as the team’s CEO since 2009. He was also the team’s president from 2009 until 2011.
However, while York seems to be confident that a season will happen, it’s unlikely that the season will go on without any hiccups, delays or general changes due to the pandemic causing a shift in the offseason calendar these past few months.
For the 49ers, the team was one of the biggest surprises of the NFL last season. After stumbling to a 4-12 record in 2018, they quickly transformed into one of the league’s most dangerous teams in 2019 under third-year head coach Kyle Shanahan.