The first real casualty of the NFL to the Covid-19 pandemic is the annual Hall of Fame game. While the NFL continues to insist their regular season will kick off September, this latest development brings the possibility into real doubt.
The match between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers will likely be played a year later, August of 2021.
NFL teams are still scheduled to report to training camp in late July, however, even that is in question due to a surge in Covid-19 throughout states that host NFL teams like Texas and North Carolina. If state governments are forced to re-implement drastic measures like seen in the “phase 1” of many states, it would be nearly impossible for NFL franchises to function at any level other than remotely from home.