The NFL is now taking a huge step when it comes to attempting to have teams play 17 games during an 18-week schedule amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
As you already know, the powers that be within the league's office in New York City have been pushing for players and team personnel to get one of the three vaccines widely available to the American population.
It now looks like the NFL is going to drastic measures to secure the full 2021 season.
That includes forcing teams to forfeit games should a widespread outbreak of COVID-19 occur among the non-vaccinated. This is not a drill. It's happening.
The NFL just informed clubs that if a game cannot be rescheduled during the 18-week season in 2021 due to a COVID outbreak among unvaccinated players, the team with the outbreak will FORFEIT and be credited with a loss for playoff seeding, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 22, 2021