The upcoming NFL season will be unlike any other the players have ever had before. Several NFL teams have ruled out the idea of allowing fans in their stadiums for the 2020 season amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. With this, football will be a whole different ball game in 2020. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gives us a concrete reason why.

Wilson shared his thoughts about the new situation on Jimmy Kimmel Live:

“I know some teams are doing no fans. We are doing a small amount, I believe it’s going to be interesting being under center and calling plays when they can hear everything and there is no real effect [from the crowd].

“There will be some interesting learning there. It becomes like practice in a way. At the end of the day, we want to play, score touchdowns and make plays.”

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CenturyLink Field, the home turf of the Seattle Seahawks, has always served an advantage for its home team. Their rocking fan base, also known as the 12th man, gave intimidation to visiting road teams. The noise often hampers the ability of their opponents’ coaches and players to communicate play calls. All that will be gone for the meantime heading into the upcoming season.

Russell Wilson was also one of the players who spearheaded the #WeWantToPlay campaign on social media recently. He, along with his colleagues, called for the league to provide its players and coaches a safe working environment. He also mentioned his expectant wife, Ciara, in the Twitter message.

Russell Wilson and the rest of the Seahawks will be visiting the Atlanta Falcons to open the 2020 season on September 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.