The canceling of all preseason games hurts some Chicago Bears players. Here are five of them affected.
Training camp is almost upon us. We finally get some NFL and Chicago Bears news to talk about. The fact that we won’t get to see football for a while yet is disappointing, but football is back and fans are ecstatic.
The reason we won’t see much football is because of the COVID-19 virus. Fans aren’t allowed to go to training camp and the league and the players union agreed to cancel all preseason games.
That last part is not only disappointing for fans but hurts some players. There are players battling for starting spots that won’t get a fair shot to win the shot. That is especially true for those trying to unseat the incumbents. For the most part, the incumbents are already familiar with what is expected of them. There is no adjustment to be made that the challengers need to make.
No preseason also affects players just trying to make the roster. There may be some players who end up either cut or on the practice squad who otherwise might make an impression in a normal preseason. With no preseason games. the main players get more reps than in previous years.
Also, the starters don’t normally play a lot during preseason games and it’s during those games that fringe players or players trying to earn main backup roles make their impressions. Now they have to make those impressions with the precious limited snaps they get during camp.
This is certainly going to be an interesting season. It’ll be like no season we’ve ever seen. While the season looks like it’ll begin on time, will it be a full season? At any rate, let’s enjoy whatever NFL football we get. Here are six players who are hurt with no preseason games.