The commissioner has been adamant about the season kicking off per usual
NFL PR spokesman Brian McCarthy released a statement a little after 3 o'clock this afternoon, stating that not only did the league still plan on the season starting on time, but that the superbowl would still be held during the first week of February.
"(The schedule) Should be out by May 9th as we've said. Kickoff slated for Sept. 10 and the 101th season concludes w/ Super Bowl LV in Tampa on Feb. 7, 2021." McCarthy said in his statement.
"Some inside the league office, along with ‘ticket industry insiders,’ are arguing against it"
The league had delayed releasing the schedule due concerns of ticket vendors and some NFL executives, who worried that the season should be postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
"Some inside the league office, along with ‘ticket industry insiders,’ are arguing against it, explaining that committing to game times (and selling tickets to those games) without more clarity about whether the 2020 season can proceed with fans present would amount to ‘inviting trouble", according to Ben Fischer
The commissioner has been adamant about the season kicking off per usual, and the league will make changes to the schedule if needed, due to COVID-19. As for now the 2020 season has a green light for September.
In the video below Ray Rauth from DPN Sports Talk - Live on SportsCastr and ClutchPoints discussed how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers attempted to trade O.J. Howard and had the trade fall through. Now the Buccaneers seem fine going forward with Howard until 2021, the Bucs picked up Howard’s fifth year option.