According to NFL Spokesperson Brian McCarthy the NFL season plans to start right on time. McCarthy spoke with ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler and said “We plan to start on time,” McCarthy said. “If we have to make adjustments, we will be prepared to do so based on the latest guidance from our medical experts and public health officials and current and future government regulations”.
The NFL season sets to kick off on September 10th, while hosting the Super Bowl February 7th, 2021 in Tampa, FL. The League is also expected to release a full schedule this Saturday, which includes the NFL’s first 17 game season.
Though the league fully expects to remain on schedule, they have several contingency plans in place just in case. One of these plans would have the NFL season start in mid October with no bye weeks, and the Super Bowl would held on February 28th, 2021.
The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand also reported to give the league more flexibility the NFL would consider having more Saturday games if the college football season would happen to be postponed.
With all that being said, I fully expect the league to be back right on time with or without fans. This country needs it’s football and the NFL knows that. They will go to no end to make it happen for the fans and especially for themselves.