- Many prominent NFL players are opting out of the 2020-2021 season due to coronavirus concerns.
- Teams like the New England Patriots have taken a big hit with players choosing to sit out the season.
- NFL futures odds are beginning to be affected by the understaffed teams.
NEW YORK - The upcoming 2020-2021 NFL season is already running into some major turbulence with many players deciding to not play due to coronavirus concerns.
The NFL has given players the option to opt-out of the season and there have been many key players deciding to do so. The deadline is Thursday, meaning it is possible for even more players to make the last-minute decision not to play.
Many teams Super Bowl Odds are sure to be affected by the many losses teams have suffered.
The Patriots, who were looking to have a successful season with Cam Newton now at the QB position, has already lost four players due to opting out, including running back Brandon Bolden.
Players Opting Out New England Patriots
- Brandon Bolden, RB
- Marcus Cannon, OT
- Danny Vitale, FB
- Najee Toran, C/G
The loss of key players due to them choosing to opt-out is sure to affect their odds moving forward.
Odds to Win Super Bowl LV
- Kansas City Chiefs +650
- Baltimore Ravens +700
- New Orleans Saints +1000
- San Francisco 49ers +1200
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1200
- Dallas Cowboys +1600
- Green Bay Packers +2000
- Indianapolis Colts +2000
- New England Patriots +2000
- Philadelphia Eagles +2000
The Cleveland Browns have also lost some key players who chose to sit the 2020-2021 season out leaving them to suffer some loss of depth once the season starts.
Players Opting Out Cleveland Browns
- Drew Forbes, G
- Drake Dorbeck, OT
The coronavirus has affected the NFL season in a major way. But after today’s deadline, NFL bettors will get a clearer picture as to what teams will look like going forward.
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