New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder took to Twitter Friday afternoon to voice his displeasure with the NFL’s safety plan for 2020. The NFLPA rep made a statement saying if proper measures aren’t taken, then the players won’t play.
If the NFL doesn’t do their part to keep players healthy there is no football in 2020. It’s that simple.— Nate Solder (@soldernate) July 10, 2020
Solder’s concern for the possible spread of coronavirus goes further than just protecting the average player. Solder shares the concern of many players with current or previous health conditions that possibly put them at risk. Back in 2014, Solder was diagnosed with testicular cancer and has fully recovered. He also shares concern with players who have family members with serious health issues at home as he has a son battling a rare form of pediatric kidney cancer.
Solder isn’t the only player to vocalize a disappointment with the NFL not properly preparing for the season. NFLPA president JC Tretter was another notable player to speak on the issue.
The NFLs unwillingness to follow the recommendations of its own experts will put this season and the safety of all players at risk. This year must look differently if we hope to play a full season and crown a Super Bowl Champion. Read: https://t.co/lp7vFYFFjN— JC Tretter (@JCTretter) July 7, 2020
With multiple player reps from the NFLPA publicly stating issues with the upcoming season, there is an increasing chance of a possible stalemate between the league and the players.