JJ Watt was among the extensive group of players in the NFL that questioned the league's lack of information they've provided to players amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs slated to begin training camps on Monday, Patrick Mahomes reacted to Watt's list of player safety concerns.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) July 19, 2020
On Sunday, there was a mass series of tweets from NFL players with the hashtag “#WeWantToPlay”. Seeing that rookies for the Texans and Chiefs are supposed to report to camps on Monday, Watt, Patrick Mahomes, and others are want more answers for the upcoming season.
Currently, the league has laid out a few guidelines before the start of training camps. First and foremost, players can be mandated to show up to training camp regardless of whether or not there is an agreement in place. If a player doesn't report to camp, they can be fined or it can be considered a breach in their contract.
However, as Watt points out, there are plenty of questions that need to be answered by the NFL. Will there be daily testing for COVID-19? Can players opt-out for the 2020 season without breaching their contract? Besides Watt, Patrick Mahomes appears to be sharing his support for the players that aren't content with the NFL's current plan for the upcoming season.
The league has had months to manufacture multiple plans to ensure that the 2020 season happens. But until the NFL lays out clear details pertaining to player's safety, it's safe to say that players around the league are going to continue to call out the league for its failure to comply in a timely manner.