New NFL Vaccination policies impact Josh Allen and Cole Beasley
Josh Allen and Cole Beasley have made their stances on the COVID-19 vaccine clear.
For the two of the most important players on the Buffalo Bills squad, life may be getting tougher for them. On Wednesday, the NFL sent out a memo detailing the new COVID-19 policies for vaccinated and un-vaccinated players. Long story short, it’s going to make things complicated for those who have not received the vaccine. Please note that this is NOT an article to persuade Allen and Beasley to get the vaccine.
Tom Pelissero shared the news on Twitter, and you can see the tweet below. Those who remain without the vaccine will be required to abide by a series of protocols and policies that may cost them an appearance in games if exposed to a high-risk person. On top of that, they’ll continue to have to go through daily COVID tests, something that was done all of last season.
The NFL is making it harder on these players to do everyday football stuff, and who knows how this could play come down the road. Then there is the locker room aspect of it all. How will vaccinated players feel about those who aren’t the same and have to miss a week or practice?
For those of you who have played the sport, you may feel like this brings back memories of when a teammate did something that cost him playing time. While this is a way touchier subject, that’s what I can relate it to. Pelissero’s next tweet also says that unvaccinated players cannot gather even outside of the facility unless it’s an NFL/ NFLPA approved event or game travel.
In a world that’s emerging from a pandemic and in-person social interaction was craved so much, this remains something to monitor. Especially the impact it may have in both Josh Allen and Cole Beasley being on the field this year.
Let’s hope for a healthy and COVID-free NFL season as much as possible.