NFLPA President JC Tretter says every answer they come up with, 3 new questions arise
Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter, who is also the NFLPA President, doesn’t seem too confident about the NFL season just based on some of his comments.
Tretter knows there are a lot of unanswered questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the upcoming season. Every time that one of those questions is answered, Tretter believes there are three new questions that arise:
“There are a lot of questions unanswered, and even when you do come up with an answer, it brings up three more questions,” NFL Players Association president and Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter told USA TODAY Sports in a recent interview. “It’s kind of constantly trying to plug the holes, and you’re just trying to stay afloat.”
The NFL’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, has said that the league and the NFLPA are both on the same page with their approach to this. They both want football to happen, but they want to make sure that they can get it done in a way that is the safest:
“The NFLPA and NFL are in the same exact place, where we want whatever makes for the safest possible environments for all our constituents, whether they be players, coaches, trainers, medical staff — anyone in that team environment,” the NFL’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, said via conference call last week. “We’re going to work very hard together to educate everyone about the steps that we feel collectively are the most effective in reducing risks for everyone.”
The biggest issue with COVID-19 is it’s changing every day, and the guidance from doctors and professionals seems to be changing too. What we are hearing now might not be ringing true in a month from now when NFL players are gearing up for training camp.
All football fans are hoping that there is a way to keep everyone healthy and have football games this fall.