The 2020 NFL Draft has been a big deal for quite some time. With the NFL ushering in American football in Las Vegas, what better way to do that than to hold the NFL Draft on the Strip?
However, the coronavirus happened. Then, the NBA, NHL, and MLB all postponed their seasons. The NCAA and XFL all followed suit and cancelled their seasons. With added pressure mounting on the NFL to delay the NFL Draft, the question has been raised: should the NFL push it back a month?
Roger Goodell already has a not-so-sterling reputation as the NFL's commissioner. From tinkering with the game to domestic violence issues with NFL players to concussion issues in the NFL, Goodell has taken a hit in the rep department. Considering the other three commissioners of the four major sports have taken measures to ensure the spread of the coronavirus doesn't happen, it would behoove Goodell to do the same.
However, the NFL Draft is more than a month away from beginning. That already gives the NFL time to prepare and health officials in the U.S. time to figure out a strategy to combat the virus. Plus, the NFL can just leave it closed to the public. Teams like the Warriors were going to play games that were closed to fans. Granted, it would take away from the glitz of hosting the NFL Draft. But it would be for safety measures.
In any case, it seems like the NFL is in a undesirable position. It's not Goodell's fault that the coronavirus happened, but his response will be key to how the NFL looks.
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