The Tennessee Titans have closed their facilities following positive COVID-19 results from players and personnel!
Three players and five non-players of the Tennessee Titans tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the franchise to close facilities. The Minnesota Vikings, who were the Titans opponent Sunday, have taken the same measures.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter)
Per a statement issued by the Titans, “Out of an abundance of caution, the organization has decided to work remotely today as we follow NFL protocols related to the COVID-19 Virus.”
The NFL also made a statement about the test results as well.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)
As a precaution, The Minnesota Vikings are undergoing the same restrictions as the Tennesse Titans. No word has come out on whether the schedules of either team will be affected.
League source confirms that the Titans’ eight positive COVID tests today are CONFIRMED positives. The chance of false positives have been ruled out. So this is the first NFL’s first team outbreak
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) September 29, 2020
This will be the NFL”s first real-life experience of dealing with COVID-19, and the ramifications are plentiful. The entire season hangs upon how the league handles this situation. Even more, the fact that Tennessee had a player test positive before Sunday’s game is not a good sign.
Furthermore, not canceling Sunday’s game outright and only closing facilities until Saturday is another red flag. For a league that is now notorious for mishandling situations such as Kneeling, the NFL must respond correctly.
What do you guys think, though?