Weekly Now: How the NFL Players Association Helped Save the 2020 Season
Feb. 2, 2021
When it goes down in the history books, the 2020 NFL season will be seen as a surprisingly normal one given the unusual circumstances in which players competed.
A big factor was close collaboration between the NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), which implemented a robust COVID-19 testing program that allowed for quick reactions and response time throughout the season.
Many players have tested positive over the past five months—262 in total—but the games largely continued to be played. The fact that the NFL got through a whole season with few hiccups is bound to be dissected by outside observers for years to come.
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