the 66 players in the world's best league for american football, the NFL, has chosen not to play in the upcoming season because of coronapandemien.
It is clear, after the players ' deadline to opt-out, was passed on Thursday evening at 22 Danish time.
This corresponds to 2.6 percent of the players who right now is employed by the 32 NFL teams.
the NFL and the league's spillerforening has recently negotiated a revised agreement in place. It outlines how the annual training camp up for the season, which is in progress now, and the season must be held under the coronapandemien. Both on and off the kridtstregerne.
In the got the players an opportunity to decide for themselves whether they want to play in the 2020 season or sit out. If you voluntarily chose not to play, you could get an amount equivalent to 950.000 dkk. The money will be taken out of future wages.
If you as the player is suffering from a disease or previously had a disease, which means that one can be particularly hard hit by the coronavirus, one could get an amount, which corresponds to 2.2 million. However, it will not be deducted from your future salary.
Among the more high-profile names, who have chosen not to play, among others, are the Super Bowl champions, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Damien Williams from the Kansas City Chiefs.
the Former is a trained doctor and will use the fall to utilize his abilities to help fight coronapandemien.
the New England Patriots with eight cancellations the team that has the most players, who have chosen to sit over in the coming season. Danish Hjalte Froholdt is not one of them.
Froholdts compatriot Steven Nielsen, who is a part of Jacksonville Jaguars' current squad, only had the opportunity to report from and get a sum paid, if he, because of past or present disease was particularly exposed.
It is because he came into the league without being selected in the annual draft in april. Nielsen has not chosen to sit over in the 2020 season.
Normally, teams play four practice matches up to the season, but they are canceled this year. Instead, the NFL's players and coaches in action in competitive games, when the season scheduled to start in the beginning of september.