The NFL is placing a cease to the swap for 2020.

In response to a number of experiences, the NFL is trying to restrict pointless interplay between gamers, personnel and media ought to video games get underway this fall. Amongst these insurance policies, the NFL goes to outlaw postgame conversations amongst gamers and will not enable for jersey exchanges, one thing that is grown more and more common in recent times. 

NFL groups will likely be forbidden from postgame interactions inside 6 ft of one another and jersey exchanges between gamers will likely be prohibited in the course of the 2020 season, sources say.

One other manner the NFL will look completely different within the COVID-19 world.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 9, 2020

The concept is that the NFL is trying to restrict interplay earlier than and after the sport to restrict the potential for coronavirus transmission amongst gamers. (Hopefully this implies disallowing postgame handshakes between the coaches, as effectively.) 

Yeah, about that…

It is a fairly nonsensical factor to do, contemplating that gamers are spitting, respiration, hitting, tackling, contacting and are usually inside six ft of one another for a three-hour recreation. Whereas not each participant will work together with each different participant of the opposition’s 53-man roster, with the way in which COVID-19 can unfold, it looks as if one other wonky, not-common-sense half-measure from the league.

Whereas the banning of jersey swaps is supposedly endorsed by the NFLPA, San Francisco DB Richard Sherman led the way in which with criticism of the NFL’s newest COVID-19 coverage:

It is a good instance of NFL considering in a nutshell. Gamers can go interact in a full contact recreation and do it safely. Nevertheless, it’s deemed unsafe for them to trade jerseys after mentioned recreation. 😂🤣😂 https://t.co/fWefsUSVDc

— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) July 9, 2020

Different NFL gamers and personalities additionally famous the league’s hypocrisy.

that is like when academics would implement NO GRINDING at highschool dances like youngsters weren’t going to after events https://t.co/g28AL2ud1s

— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) July 9, 2020

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