Veteran receiver poses interesting question after NFL bans jersey swaps
The NFL’s newest safety regulation opts to ban players from making jersey swaps. A handful of NFL players expressed their dismay at the league’s decision.
While these other players shared their frustrations on the matter directly, Pats veteran Mohamed Sanu just gave a simple retort to the league’s seemingly hypocritical new rule.
So is everyone going no huddle this year or??
— Mohamed Sanu Sr. (@Mo_12_Sanu) July 10, 2020
The NFL is denying the players the right to exchange jerseys at the end of games. But so many other elements of football action require a much, much closer level of exposure to one another.
To Sanu’s point, team huddles are just one obviously example. Unless the dozens of players for each team will be properly distanced from one another, we don’t see how those would follow stringent safety rules either.
The Patriots receiver is definitely not alone in his opinion. San Franciso 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman also shared his thoughts on the matter at hand. In a league that is as contact as contact sports come, the league decided to ban an action for players that seems largely easily to do safely.
This is a perfect example of NFL thinking in a nutshell. Players can go engage in a full contact game and do it safely. However, it is deemed unsafe for them to exchange jerseys after said game. 😂🤣😂 https://t.co/fWefsUSVDc
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) July 9, 2020
thats DAMN SILLY bro.. 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/QDOwn2G3bc
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) July 9, 2020
He followed that up with a question for the league similar to Sherman’s and the Patriots’ Sanu.
“Then explain to me why are they allowing us to play at all? The other 4 quarters don’t matter.. I don’t understand so help me sir.”
If this issue is any indication, it’s clear that the players and the league aren’t seeing things eye to eye just yet.