Jordan Poyer, a vocal anti-vaccination player has stepped up to defend Cole Beasley.
The Buffalo Bills starting safety has made it clear that he won’t accept anyone taking shots at his fellow unvaccinated teammates. Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News posted what one could call a political cartoon featuring Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib and Bills receiver Cole Beasley.
For what it depicts Beasley as I’ll let you form your own opinions rather than trying to describe it. It’s easy to see why anyone would respond in the fashion that Poyer did. Poyer himself has been very blunt about not talking about the vaccine. There’s also the fact that his wife has also gotten into it with Buffalo Bills fans, similar to how former Miami Dolphins corner Brent Grimes and his wife Miko, who posted controversial stuff on Twitter.
I think it’s safe to say that this is an official hurdle that the Buffalo Bills face with their biggest stars. How will Sean McDermott handle this, and what if these players sit out or in the extreme case, retire? Once again, it still is everyone’s choice to get the vaccine or not.
However, life is going to be made extremely hard in the NFL. Earlier this week, Patrick Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings said that unvaccinated players are living in “a different world“. Will opposing team players not want to play against the Buffalo Bills when their starters like Jordan Poyer are so vocal? Will playing the Bills count as a high-risk exposure?
There are so many questions here that I don’t have the answer to, and who knows if the NFL does. The NFL is trying to move towards a uniformed stance on this, but until that happens there will be tons of unanswered questions to answer.
I’m just hoping for everyone to stay healthy for the 2021 season.