The offseason for all NFL teams last year was drastically changed thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic with multiple new safety features and protocols introduced.
And if NFLPA president J.C. Tretter has his way, the NFL will conduct an all-virtual offseason in 2021.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Tretter reportedly told players today that the union is hoping for an all virtual offseason, and wants players to boycott if teams enforce in-person OTA’s:
NFLPA President JC Tretter told players on a call today the union is pushing for an all-virtual offseason — and would urge players to boycott if teams conduct in-person OTAs this spring, per sources.
Said Tretter: “We’ve been telling them, it’s voluntary and we’re not gonna go.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 9, 2021
As it currently stands, the only required work before training camp under the CBA is a minicamp held in June, which the union also reportedly wants to be held in virtual format.