Should the NFL season be shortened

NFL: Shortened season as an option

According to a report by the Washington Post, the National Football League (NFL) is dealing with the scenario of shortening the season because of the Corona crisis.

According to information from the US newspaper on Wednesday (local time), the new schedule will be published around May 9, taking into account the possibility that games will have to be canceled due to a late start.

"The game plan is made to have this flexibility built in," the Washington Post quoted an anonymous source as saying. The NFL did not want to confirm this scenario, but told the newspaper: "We will continue to plan the season and be prepared for necessary adjustments, just as we are in the free agency, the draft and now in the off-season."

For the transfer phase, the league had, among other things, issued travel bans in order to minimize the risks in the corona crisis. The draft in one week will be organized virtually and not, as usual, as a big show with thousands of fans. The teams' training grounds are currently closed due to the pandemic and will not be allowed to open until all 32 teams in their respective states have the chance.

In addition, it was announced on Wednesday that Brian Allen from the Los Angeles Rams was also the first NFL professional to test positive for the corona virus. His club confirmed a corresponding media report on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Center feels good, is healthy and on the way to recovery, the club announced.

(APA)