Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update: Roger Goodell Expects Full Stadiums For The New Season, No COVID Protocol Announced Yet & More

Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update: Roger Goodell Expects Full Stadiums For The New Season, No COVID Protocol Announced Yet & More

The 2022 NFL Draft takes place on Thursday, April 29. Right now, teams are solely focused on the draft. Check out the latest news regarding the draft as well as information about the upcoming schedule and how of all the sports league commissioners, Roger Goodell is the most optimistic. With that in mind, let’s jump right into action so you can continue planning your bets against their NFL odds for the upcoming season.

NFL COVID-19 Update – April 22nd Edition

2022 Super Bowl

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022
  • Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood California
  • TV: NBC

Super Bowl LVI Odds

  • Kansas City Chiefs +500
  • Green Bay Packers +1000
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +500
  • Buffalo Bills +1200
  • Baltimore Ravens +1500
  • San Francisco 49ers +1200
  • Los Angeles Rams +1100
  • Cleveland Browns +1600
  • New Orleans Saints +2800
  • Seattle Seahawks +2800
  • Miami Dolphins +3300
  • Indianapolis Colts +2000
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +3300
  • Dallas Cowboys +2800
  • Tennessee Titans +3300
  • Arizona Cardinals +2800
  • Los Angeles Chargers +3300
  • New England Patriots +2200
  • Minnesota Vikings +5000
  • Philadelphia Eagles +6000
  • Las Vegas Raiders +4500
  • Washington Football Team +4000
  • Atlanta Falcons +6000
  • Chicago Bears +5000
  • Denver Broncos +5000
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +10000
  • Carolina Panthers +5000
  • New York Giants +6000
  • New York Jets +6000
  • Cincinnati Bengals +8000
  • Houston Texans +15000
  • Detroit Lions +15000

Teams focused on NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is one of the most important events of the year. Every team in the league looks towards the draft to improve their chances of winning the Super Bowl.

This year, the Jacksonville Jaguars, no doubt, will choose Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence first. Zach Wilson is almost a lock to go second to the Jets while the San Francisco 49ers appear to be leaning towards either Alabama QB Mac Jones or Ohio State signal-caller  Justin Fields.

After San Francisco picks, things are wide-open. Nobody knows who will go fourth to the Atlanta Falcons. The ATL wants to trade down but so far no takers.

If the Falcons hold on to the pick, most expect them to draft TE Kyle Pitts. Pitts got the highest-grade ESPN Draft guru Mel Kiper has ever handed out to a tight-end. 

Cincinnati, who picks fifth, could go one of two ways. Either the Bengals get Joe Burrow protection by drafting Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell. Or, the Bengals get Burrow a WR1 by drafting LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.

No matter anyway we cut it, after the Jaguars and New York Jets choose first and second, the 2021 NFL Draft figures to be one of the most interesting in history.  

NFL will release full schedule on May 21

Earlier in the week, the NFL sent out a press release saying the league will announce the full 2021 schedule on May 12. The NFL recently said they were adding a seventeenth game to the schedule.

With the seventeenth game added, the NFL rearranged the dates for the Super Bowl. The season will start on Thursday, Sep. 9 and will end on Jan. 9, 2022. 

The Pro Bowl is on Feb. 6, 2022 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Super Bowl LVI takes place at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, home of the Rams and Chargers, on Feb. 13.  

NFL not thinking COVID yet, Goodell expects full stadiums

Because of the NFL Draft, and because players have yet to report to their teams, the league hasn’t come out with new COVID protocols.

Based on how Roger Goodell has spoken, the league may not release a set of pandemic rules. Goodell expects full stadiums when the NFL kicks things off on Sep. 9.

Things have gone well recently in the United States. The economy opens more every day while COVID positives and deaths due to the disease have fallen. So Goodell and the National Football League have a reason to be optimistic. 


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