Dolphins' Davon Godchaux: 'Everybody Will Freak Out' If There's No NFL SeasonMay 14, 2020
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Davon Godchaux does not think people will handle it well if there is no 2020 NFL season.
"I think everybody will freak out," Godchaux said, per Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post.
Godchaux said he is "very confident" that a season will be played as scheduled and expects teams to report to training camp in August.
"Yeah, definitely," Godchaux said, although he added, "I don't think we'll report for OTAs because of the pandemic."
The NFL released its full 16-game schedule and preseason slate this week. League officials have been moving forward with the 2020 season as planned with the idea of having fans in the stands—though that seems unlikely given that some states are months away from reopening.
Playing the season without fans is more feasible. However, it would be nearly impossible for the NFL to implement a plan like the NBA is considering, which involves sequestering its players in a centralized location in order to finish the 2020 season. The number of players on each roster and lack of cities with several NFL-caliber facilities would make a centralized location too hard.
The NFL could also consider reconfiguring its schedule to more regional matchups to limit the potential danger of cross-country travel.
Regardless, it appears the league will do everything in its power to ensure a full slate of games is played for the 2020 regular season.