By: S. Bueno
Despite the coronavirus outbreak, trading in the NFL continues. By now, you must have read numerous articles or watched many videos on how all sports leagues were canceled due to the coronavirus. However, this virus will not affect the NFL offseason. The offseason is a period between the start of the next and end of the last season in which teams have the ability to trade or sign free agents; good players who help the team but are under no contract. It is expected that the games will not be canceled since they only begin in August. Rumors say it is believed that the draft will be postponed. If it is not postponed, which is unfortunate, the event will begin on the 23rd of April in Las Vegas.
The most shocking departure was Tom Brady leaving the New England Patriots. After 20 years of playing for them, he ended their partnership. Brady was given a number, but he rejected the offer. He then claimed the terms weren’t to his liking. The owner of the Patriots, Robert Kraft, said he hoped Tom would re-sign with his team or retire rather than continue his NFL career with another franchise. He plays as a quarterback and is now part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A quarterback is when a player is placed behind the offensive line and directs the team’s offensive play.
As we can see, it has been an exciting time for the NFL. Even though match fixtures are temporarily halted, there is a lot of transfer and activity taking place between players and teams.
In my opinion, each team did what’s best for their own performance. It is upsetting that some players had to be let go or left by choice, but sometimes economic and financial considerations are more important. Fans obviously will be disappointed if they have lost a star player, however, other fans, who have gained a star player for their team will be pleased.