Another Patriots player is going to opt out of the 2020 season. The New England Patriots are working towards a Superbowl victory for the 2020 season. With the additions, this is not more realistic than ever. It seems like they are doing everything they can to reinvigorate the offense that struggled so much last season.
However, it looks like this might be more of an uphill battle than we expected. The COVID-19 crisis has caused more problems than the NFL is able to fix. So far, the NFL has yet to come out with a plan to play games. This is causing some players across the league to opt out of the 2020 season.
It has been reported that wide receiver Marqise Lee, who has only been on the roster since April, has decided to sit out this season. This means quite a few players have decided to opt out. He is joining Dont’a Hightower, Patrick Chung, Marcus Cannon, Brandon Bolden, Danny Vitale and Najee Toran.
These players are sitting out even though none of the Patriots’ players have tested positive for the COVID-19.
Veteran Receiver Becomes Seventh Patriots Player To Opt Out
During a conference call, head coach Bill Belicheck explained his thoughts on the issue at hand.
“We all have to make decisions,” Belichick explained. “I talked to those guys and they explained their situation, and they had to make the decision that was best for them, and I totally respect and support it 100 percent.”
This will be a huge hit for the Patriots who worked hard to rebuild their offense. It was one of the biggest issues with the team last year and most agreed that they needed some big additions to compete at a high level again.
Hopefully coach Belicheck will be able to work around the opt outs and still put a good team on the field. But they might have to go searching for some replacements, as the wide receiver room is already looking a bit scarce.
What do you think about the players who are choosing to sit out the season do to the Corona virus?