• Allison Verrino

NFL Free Agency

With the Coronavirus causing havoc on our day to day lives, the NFL is going ahead with business as usual.

Free agency officially starts on Wednesday March 18, 2020.

But since the franchise tag deadline expired at 11:59am on Monday we’ve heard nothing but who is signing where and for how much money. To tell you the truth I’m a little conflicted about all of this. On one hand I ecstatic that we’re getting the closest things to live sports with this information coming out nonstop on networks like ESPN and the NFL Network. On the other hand we’re hearing about teams spending and pro athletes signing for hundreds of millions of dollars in a time where the market is tanking and local small businesses are struggling, and are in danger of closing their doors for good. And if you want to blame Roger Goodell for this you can’t.

He and the owners wanted to delay free agency, it was the NFLPA, the players union, who said no, we want business as usual. So before you jump the Commissioner and owners for this, look at the players who seem to be the money hungry ones in this instance.

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