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VIDEO: Marquise Goodwin gets real about decision to opt out of 2020 season

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, who opted out of the upcoming 2020 NFL season earlier on Tuesday, got real and explained his decision to not play amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In an emotional video, Goodwin emphasized that his 5-month-old baby daughter is the main reason for his decision.

“This right here? This is my reason ya’ll,” the Eagles wideout shared as he showed his daughter. “She’s the reason I’m opting out of the season.”

The University of Texas standout and former Olympian was supposed to make his debut with the Eagles this year after being traded from the San Francisco 49ers during the offseason. The wide receiver was able to play just nine games in his last season in the Bay Area and finished with 12 receptions for 186 yards and a touchdown.

Now, he’ll have to wait until 2021 to make his comeback.

Marquise Goodwin opting out because of his family is not at all surprising. He and his wife Morgan Snow were finally blessed with a child earlier this year after three unfortunate miscarriages over the past few years. Sure enough, anyone in his position would do the same amid all the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“After choosing football so many times I feel like I’m inclined to make the right decision by finally choosing my family first. And that’s real talk,” the Eagles’ newcomer added. “I won’t take the chance of experiencing another loss because of my selfish decision making.”

If everything goes as planned, the Eagles will be missing the services of their newly acquired wide receiver on September 13 when they start the 2020 NFL season against the Washington Football Team.