The NFL Preseason was reduced from four games to two games in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While there are factions in professional football, whether, at the league or union level or even spectators, who prefer eliminating the exhibition season, Houston Texans defensive end JJ. Watt cannot decide whether or not to put an end to the preseason.
"If the [NFLPA] doctors and doctors decide it is not in the best interests of players safety to get it, then we don't have to," said Watt. "But at the same time, I also think about the unselected players, the men who make a list in the fourth season match, how special this number is, and how many opportunities they will miss in that." So I'm on either side of the fence. "
As a previous selection in the first round of 2011, Watt's representatives and their place on the list were not in doubt. After his second season, when he received the first honor of the three best players to defend in the National Football League, Watt got the privilege of waving farewell throughout the pre-season if necessary.
"I think it's normal for me to work as a vet, do I think the season games for someone in my situation are absolutely necessary? I would say I don't think so. But I think there are a lot of people who need these opportunities and live for these opportunities," said Watt. I mean, it could literally change lives. "
An example of a prehistoric star in recent memory is Vyncint Smith from Limestone College in 2018. The free unselected agent mad a good impression and landed in the list of 53 men roster. In week 16, Smith got a pass from midfielder Deshaun Watson in an attempt to organize a return against the Philadelphia Eagles that ultimately fell short. Smith is now with New York Jets.
"So I see the other side where someone can make their whole dream come true, thanks to these games," said Watt. "So it is a very difficult debate."
The answer may be more common practices, but the implementation of any alternative idea is pending as the world recovers from the epidemic.
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