Texans’ J.J. Watt believes it is too early for players to make a decision on playing
With the NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS all gearing up to return by the end of the month, the NFL has the luxury of having the most time until its 2020 campaign is set to begin. As a result, Houston Texans Pro Bowl pass rusher J.J. Watt believes that it is too early for NFL players to make a decision regarding whether or not they will ultimately play in 2020 with the “coronavirus” pandemic still pretty prevalent throughout the United States.
“I’ve been on the NFLPA calls the last couple times we’ve had them,” Watt said during a recent conference call, via ESPN. “I don’t think we’re anywhere … I don’t think we’re at a point yet where people are making that decision because we don’t have enough information yet to be making decisions like that. So I think that it’s a very fluid process, and I think it keeps coming up. Obviously … the report date gets closer and closer. But as of right now, we really don’t have enough information to make a decision like that, I would say.”
As it stands today, Watt and the Texans will report to this year’s installment of training camp on July 25. The Texans are also presently scheduled to open the 2020 regular season on the road at Arrowhead Stadium against the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs on September 10.
Watt is no doubt one of the most well-respected players in the entire NFL while his thoughts, believes and opinions will surely be taken very seriously moving forward.