Bills WR Stefon Diggs admits being uncomfortable about next season
Stefon Diggs is entering his first season with the Buffalo Bills, but he isn’t exactly confident in playing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar to other players in the NFL, Diggs admitted that he’s uncomfortable about playing next season.
In a series of tweets, Diggs expressed his concerns about suiting up in the upcoming season.
But there’s so many unanswered questions with this upcoming season. I’d be lying if I said I was comfortable starting back up..
— DIGGS (@stefondiggs) July 7, 2020
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL has attempted to keep as much normalcy to their offseason as possible. While the league was able to conduct free agency in a normal capacity, the 2020 NFL Draft was held virtually. Also, instead of having usual minicamps, teams took part in virtual offseason programs this offseason.
With training camps later this month, the NFL is still discussing the best options for the league moving forward. Of course, the NFLPA is prioritizing player safety ahead of the upcoming season. J.C. Tretter, the NFLPA president, released a statement on Tuesday, calling out the league for not putting player safety as the No. 1 priority.
Not long ago, Malcolm Jenkins of the New Orleans Saints shared that he wasn’t comfortable with the NFL’s COVID-19 guidelines. It appears that Diggs, who was traded to the Bills earlier this offseason, shares the same sentiment as the veteran safety.
Despite the limitations stemming from COVID-19, Diggs has been able to get some on-field work with Bills quarterback Josh Allen this offseason. While he’s growing comfortable with Allen as his quarterback, the big-play wide receiver is far from comfortable about playing football in 2020 given the concerns from the coronavirus.