Here’s a positive update on COVID-19 vaccine and the 2021 NFL season

COVID-19 vaccine 2021 NFL season

The 2021 NFL season is scheduled to kick off on September 9 when the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys. And unlike last season, there’s less concern about whether we’ll actually have a season in 2021.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the number of personnel who’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine is on the rise.

COVID-19 vaccine rate promising for 2021 NFL season

With the number of vaccinated players inching closer to 70% and nearly all of the key staff and personnel receiving their shots, the odds of a wave of infections impacting the 2021 NFL season are low.

The fact that 70% of the NFL’s players have received the vaccine despite it being optional is a good sign. It’d be great if 100% of the league’s players would opt to have the COVID-19 vaccine, but it’s a personal choice, and it’s a choice that has to be respected regardless of your personal opinion.

Here’s to hoping for a successful and uninterrupted 17-game season in 2021.

Bryan Perez

Bryan is the founder of Pro Football Draft. His work has been featured on The Draft Network, NBC Sports and USA Today. Former CFL scout.

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