NEWS: NFL Preseason Reportedly Shortened
Sources around the league report the preseason will only be two games in 2020.
The first pandemic impacted decision for the 2020 NFL season occurred on Wednesday, with sources reporting that two games will be cut from the preseason. With the obvious COVID-19 complications surrounding the sports world, this is the first considerable measure the league has taken. While an official announcement from the league has yet to be announced, this tweet from PFT on Twitter is circulating around social media.
What does this mean for the Chicago Bears? Well, the idea is the first and and last weeks of the preseason would be cut, meaning that games against the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns would be on the chopping block. It’s also notable that this will give less reps to both quarterbacks Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles, as the latest development in their QB competition. It’s also a considerable impact on teams like the Minnesota Vikings, who have an abundance of draft picks they expect to compete for starting positions this season.
How this affects teams around the league has yet to be seen, but rest assured, Commissioner Roger Goodell will be taking notes for upcoming seasons.